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Arthur Spencer Allen

In memory of:

Captain Arthur Spencer Allen

April 30, 1917

France

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Flying Corps

Division:

9th Sqdn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

July 23, 1894
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Son of Arthur E. and Phoebe Alice Allen, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; husband of Bessie Mildred Gardner (formerly Allen, nee Potter).

Commemorated on Page 190 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Arras Flying Services Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras, near the Citadel, approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Born 1895 in Glenwood, Nova Scotia.  Employed as a teller in the Barrington Street branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Halifax, N.S.  Enlisted in 1915, fought in France in 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery. Shot down while on patrol as a Captain in the 9th Squadron Royal Flying Corps and presumed dead in April 1917.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Yarmouth Herald for 5 June 1917.
  • Arras Flying Services Memorial
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