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1st Class Private, Headquarters, 322nd Infantry, 81st Div. Born in Martin County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Allen. Entered service at Williamston, N.C., Sept. 20, 1917. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for Liverpool, Eng., and later La Havre, Aug. 11, 1918. Fought at St. Die, Verdun Sector. Returned to USA June 18, 1919. Landed at Newport News, Va. Was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 25, 1919.