Source: September 1916 K.I.A.
At the age of 21-years and 6-months, this single labourer enlisted with the 55th Battalion at Sussex, New Brunswick on
He embarked at Quebec City on October 30, 1916, and he arrived in England on November 9, 1915, landing at Plymouth. Transferring to the 40th Canadian Reserve Battalion on July 14, 1916. He then embarked for France having been transferred to the 18th Battalion on July 13, 1917. He was not a typical replacement as he was from New Brunswick and most of the men assigned to the 18th came from Western Ontario
He served with the Battalion until reported wounded on September 15, 1916, which was later changed to being killed in action.
The 7 Oct 1916 issue of “The World” (Chatham) noted that a letter from overseas from 5 Miramichi boys, including Allan, had arrived saying all were fine. It would only be a few days until the notice of his death arrived.