Boy Albert E. Allen


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present, other than that he was born in 1901 or 1902. Three children named Albert Edward Allen were born in Ireland in these years, two in Belfast and one in Moneycarra, County Down.

Albert Allen enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 3 June 1918 (Corps of Hussars No.72106). Because of his age, he was given the rank 'Boy'.

Soon after, however, he fell ill or was injured, and on 23 October 1918 he was discharged, being 'no longer physically fit for war service' (paragraph 392(xvi), King's Regulations)