Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 18, 1865, Gill­ing­ham, Kent, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 2, 1943, Gill­ing­ham, Kent, Eng­land.


Allen worked in the Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) from around 1882–99. He was band­mas­ter of the New Bromp­ton Corps for about seven years, and lat­er a junior sol­diers’ ser­geant-mavjor.

Proficient in play­ing ma­ny in­stru­ments, he would oft­en in­tro­duce new songs as part of his per­son­al tes­ti­mo­ny.

After leav­ing the SA, he served in mis­sion work with the young, and was as­so­ci­at­ed with the Chris­tian Sci­en­tist de­nom­i­na­tion when he was old­er.



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