CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Edward Blake Allan
Died: June 3, 1916

Regimental Number:
37960
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
16th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Hamilton, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Norman McLeod Allan (brother), Windsor, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
May 10, 1881
Trade or Calling:
Mining engineer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Netheravon, England
Date of Enlistment:
January 27, 1915
Age at enlistment:
33
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Zillebeke
Date of Death:
June 3, 1916
Age at Death:
35
Buried at:
Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium
Plot:
I. E. 40.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 93 - 2
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Brother of Norman McLeod Allan of Windsor, Ontario. Born on May 10, 1881 in Hamilton, Ontario.  Son of the late Henry Allan, formerly MPP for South Essex.  Nephew of Sir John Gibson.

Previous military experience:  Canadian Mounted Rifles and Royal Canadian Dragoons, two years.  Served in South Africa with distinction, where he received a medal with two clasps.  (London Free Press, June 6, 1916)

Attended Upper Canada College.

Lived and worked in British Columbia prior to enlistment.  Name reported in Prince Rupert Daily News as a resident of the region.

Burial card:  "Killed in action.  Was instantly killed by a piece of universal shrapnel which penetrated his skull.  Ypres."