|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1924|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1945|
The bodies of five area soldiers including two from Jamestown, have been returned to The United States for reburial from thier temporary overseas resting places in France and Belgium where they lost thier lives in the last war.
Arriving in New York City aboard the US. Army Transport Oglethorpe Victory along with 397 other war dead from New York State, were the remains of PFC. Augustus F. Allen III, of 144 Newton Ave.
Born in Jamestown on Oct. 20th, 1924, the son of Augustus F. and Helen Stephansky Allen, he graduated from J.H.S. in 1943. He was a member of the CHI SIGMA CHI Fraternity and the National Honor Society and participated in both the Junior and Senior Class Plays. A member of the school elective in 1941,'42 and '43 he was reguarded as one of the greatest fullbacks in the RED and Green history.
Entering the Army in October, 1943 he was selected for the Army Student Training Program and trained at Ft. Benning Ga., Ft. Meade Md., and Camp McCain Miss., before going overseas in June 1944.
PFC Allen was assigned to the 94th Infantry Division, 301st Infantry Regiment, Company F. Arriving overseas, Allen was sent to England, France via Utah Beach where is unit was assigned in the containment of 75,000 Germans in the Seaports of St. Nazaire and Lorient Brittany.
Allens Regiment the 301st was reassigned to what was to become the Battle of the Buldge after the 66th Divisions loss of a transport ship. On Feburary 2nd, 1945 PFC Allen was Killed in Action by Machine Gun Fire, in Nenning Germany.
His father Augustus F. Allen served as a 2nd Lt. in the 202nd NYVI in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, his Great-Grandfather the original Augustus F. Allen was commisioned a Colonel in 1862 by Governor Edwin D. Morgan during the Civil War and organized the 112th NYVI known as the Chautauqua Regiment.
Augustus F Allen (1873 - 1958)
Lake View Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Wildwood Section, Lot 23
Maintained by: Daniel and Audrey Brigg...
Originally Created by: Terry Akin
Record added: May 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36711146
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Chautauqua County, New York...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
Added: Apr. 14, 2016
Thank You For Your Service and Sacrifice Sir. ~~Rest in Peace, Augustus~~|
Daniel and Audrey Briggs
Added: Nov. 20, 2015
Added: May. 4, 2009