Tuesday, October 9, 2018

PVT Ralph Ellsworth Allen

PVT Ralph Ellsworth Allen was born 8 Feb 1890 in South Berwick, Maine to Orin Philip and Elsie Jane (Boston) Allen. The family farmed. His father and mother died in 1908 and 1910 respectively and Ralph lived with his older brother Herbert.

Ralph was drafted in May 1918 and assigned to the 4th Recruit Company at Fort Slocum, New York.  He was transferred to the 4th Recruit Company 58th Infantry Brigade at Camp McClellan, Alabama 7 to 10 May 1918.  On 11 May 1918 PVT Allen was assigned to F Company 116th Infantry.  Killed in action 9 Oct 1918.

He is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.  His father, Orin Philip Allen served as a PVT in the 14th Regiment of Maine Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865) during the Civil War .

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