Private First Class Shirley J. Allen enlisted in the US Army on December 19, 1942 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee.
He was a member or the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and was killed in action on September 18, 1944 in Germany.
Shirley is buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Henri-Chapelle, Liege Province, Belgium. Plot H Row 6 Grave 55
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of death: 18 September 1944
- County: Monroe
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Middle Panel
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