Alfred Allan

Military Information

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  • Service no: N/A
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
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  • Date of Death: 31.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 15C

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    Thomas Allan

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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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