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Robert H. Allen, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal “for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services” in the performance of duties of great responsibility as commanding officer, 356th Infantry, 89th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, during the march into Germany, and during the occupation of enemy territory.


Allen, Robert H. was born on July 19, 1870 in Buchanan, Virginia, United States. Son of Judge John Jay and Elizabeth M. Allen.


Educated Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. Honorary graduate School of the Line, 1920. Graduate General staff schedul, 1921.


1 daughter, Elizabeth A. (Mistress John Neff). Enlisted in the United States Army, June 8, 1893. Second in command Lieutenant infantry, October 31, 1895.

Promoted through grades to colonel, July 1, 1920. Served as colonel N.A., August 5, 1917-August 31, 1919. Promoted chief of infantry, rank of major general, period of 4 years, beginning March 28, 1925.

Retired with rank of major general, 1929. In command of 356th Infantry, 89th Division, during Meuse-Argonne offensive, 1918. With Army of Occupation in Germany until May 10, 1919.


Married Stella McIntyre, June 3, 1907.

Judge John Jay

Elizabeth M. Allen

Stella McIntyre