Monday, October 8, 2018

PVT Ernest Allen

PVT Ernest Allen was born 10 Oct 1895 in Louisville, Mississippi, the youngest of 7 children born to Chelsey Edward G. and Elizabeth Jane (Carr) Allen.  The family farmed.

After being drafted, Ernest was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry and trained with the unit at Camp McClellan, Alabama before shipping overseas in June 1918.  He was aboard the USS Finland with his unit for that journey to France.  PVT Allen was killed in action on 8 Oct 1918.

PVT Allen is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

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