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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Lieutenant E. Henry Allen

Died: April 24, 1917

Lieutenant E. Henry Allen is included in Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919 but was not originally listed on the First World War memorial plaque. It was added in August 2016.

According to the Roll of Service E. Henry Allen began at the College at the age of ten in 1871. He was the son of William Allen, Stock Broker, Southgate, England and ward of Mr. (later Archbishop) Sweatman, U.C.C.  His previous school was Hellmuth College, London, Ontario.

Allen enlisted with the 23rd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers, as a private on October 8, 1914. He was with 13th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, as a Temporary 2nd Lieutenant in July 12, 1915, before appointed to West African Frontier Force with the temporary rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant E. Henry Allen drowned in West Africa on April 24, 1917.

Other source records are scarce for this Old Boy. If you have any information to share, please contact College Archivist Jill Spellman.

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