Born in Newhall, Nantwich, Cheshire on 5 February 1884, the second son of Thomas Allen and Sarah Hannah Hancock of Combermere Cottage, Old Woodhouse, Broughall, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Harry was husband to Mary Ellen Hancock (they married 7 September 1916), living at Bolling Cottage, Malpas, Cheshire and then 17 Carlisle Street, Crewe, Cheshire and then 91 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire.
From the research undertaken, it appears that Harry travelled from Liverpool to St John, Canada on the SS Empress of Britain departing 25 February 1910 and enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916. He embarked for England on 26 April 1916 on the SS Metagamar, arriving on 5 May 1916.
Regiment : 34th Fort Garry Horse, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank : Private
Service Number : 551944
Presumed dead; France 1 April 1918 Aged 34