Rank: Private
Number: 26374
Unit: 16th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 22 October 1917
Age: 22
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Allen was born locally and his birth was registered at Stockport between April and June 1895. His parents, John F Canovan and Ellen Canovan, lived at 56 Lomas Street, Edgeley. Allen was married to Jane and they are believed to have lived at 8 Worrall Street, Edgeley.

Allen enlisted in Stockport, probably early in 1915, and joined one of the newly created "Service Battalions" of the Cheshire Regiment. He was killed during an attack described here.

His uncles, Frank & James, also died during the War.

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