Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
17118   Private Norman John Allen
Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 21/02/2019
Personal Details
9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
 (Survived The War)
It is believed Norman John Allen was born in County Antrim about 1898. The 1911 census lists a Norman J Allen living with as age 13, living with relatives at house 18 in Coagh. Samuel and Jane McKelvey were his aunt and uncle. Norman was still at school. Private Norman Allen served with the Royal Irish Rifles for a time, and also the Royal Irish Regiment. He was admitted to the hospital in October 1916 with pleurisy. Private Allen survived the war. He would have been about 20 years old when the war ended.
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Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 1 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists a Norman J Allen Lists Norman as age 13 as living with relatives at house 18 in Coagh, Tyrone
2 (subscription) 1711 Private N Allen, Service Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, Pleurisy
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Coagh & District in WW1