This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: N/A
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 31.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 15C
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
More about Alfred Allan
Alfred has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
Alfred Allan 2nd Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry
Second-Lieutenant Alfred Allan, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action, was the fourth son of the late Mr Thomas Allan, stationmaster, West Newport. He commenced his career in the service of the North British Railway Company at Tay Bridge Station, Dundee. He obtained an important appointment in Chile six years ago.
Immediately on the outbreak of war Lieut. Allan returned to this country, and joined the Sportsman’s Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. While serving with his regiment he obtained a commission on the field. Lieut. Allan was one of the best-known figures in Tay boating circles, and held the sculling championship for a number of years.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 14th August 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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