Army Number : 241587 (formeley 4607)
Battalion : 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. Son of John and Kate Allen, of Scarthin, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. He was a cotton knotter prior to enlisting at Matlock. He was killed in action 21st March 1918 during the German attck at Mory L'Abbaye, France.
Buried/Commemorated : Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7
His brother Private John Allen, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.
Private William Hoades Allen is also commemorated on the following local memorials:
Scartin War Memorial, Cromford, Derbyshire.