Directions to Memorial
Died 12th. March
1890 of influenza. He is buried in Monmouth cemetery. On entering
the cemetery, follow the path and take the first left up the hill.
Follow this round the bend to the right. The grave is about 20 yards
further on, on the right hand side, next to the path. Note the grave
has the name as 'Allan', he also signed his own name with 'Allan',
but many records show him as 'Allen'.
Rough location can be found on Google Earth at:
Why was he awarded the Victoria Cross?
wounds, he and Hitch kept communication
with the hospital open, enabling the patients to be withdrawn. When
his own wounds had been dressed, he continued serving out ammunition
to his comrades throughout the night. He was aged 35 at the time
of the defence.
Read part of Corporal Allen's
letter to his wife.