Reg. Sergt. Major, Field Artillery, Headquarters Co., 30th Div., 113th Reg.; of Lenoir County; son of O. H. and Mrs. Sarah C. Allen. Husband of Mrs. Alice Ward Allen. Entered service July 23, 1917, at Raleigh, N. C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Promoted to rank of Batt. S. M., July 25, 1917. Reg. S. M., Dec. 27, 1917. Fought at Toul Sector, St. Mihiel, Argonne Forest. Commissioned 2nd Lt., Field Artillery, Feb. 1, 1919, O. R. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 29, 1919.