Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Robert Allen

'C' Company, 10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Derry Volunteers) Regimental Number 20954
Born: 1897-04-13 Died: 1916-07-01 Aged: 19 Enlisted: ------

Interred in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Name inscribed on St Columb's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Memorial to the men connected to that cathedral who died during the 1914-18 War. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of William and Rebecca (nee Wallace) Allen, 10, Victoria Street, Londonderry.

Robert Allen formerly worked in the Londonderry Shipyard. His name was read out during a Protestant inter-denominational memorial service held, on Sunday, July 1, 1917, in St Columb's (Church of Ireland) Cathedral, Londonderry, to commemorate those Derry men who had made the supreme sacrifice during the previous year.