December 23, 1869, Reading, Berkshire, England.
February 20, 1946, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, of injuries sustained when hit by a motorcycle.
A well known music educator, Allen was an organ scholar at Christ College, Cambridge, and served as organist at St. Asaph’s and Ely Cathedral (1898–1901) and New College, Oxford (1901–18). He became conductor of the London Bach Choir in 1907, helped direct the Leeds Festival in 1913, became director of the Royal College of Music in 1918, and was knighted in 1920.
Allen’s burial place