Army Number : 2020673 (formerly 4583)
Battalion : 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Son of John and Kate Allen, of Scarthin, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. He enlisted at Matlock 1st November 1915, went to France 8th November 1916 and was killed in action 29th June 1918 whilst out on a working party near Hazebrouck, France.
Buried/Commemorated : Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A
His brother Private William Hoades Allen, 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.
Private John Allen is also commemorated on the following local memorials:
Scartin War Memorial, Cromford, Derbyshire.