Private Albert Ernest Allen was born in 1897 in Scarborough, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was living with his family in Stockton-On-Tees and attending school.
In September 1916, aged 18 and a half, Albert Ernest Allen joined the Royal Army Service Corp.
Private Allen signed page 21 of Nurse Harvey’s autograph book on 7th November 1916.
Private Allen was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.