Perry Andrew Allison
of Navarro County, Texas


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Andrew Perry Allison

Andrew’s father died before he was born and his mother died when he was 6 years old. He was raised in Groesbeck, Limestone Co TX, by his father’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. AA Allison. A short time after the Allison’s moved to Navarro County Andrew went out west.

Andrew was working on a ranch in New Mexico when he heard of the June 5, 1917 draft registration and as it was past that time he finished up his business as quickly as he could and went with a few companions to Albuquerque and joined what could be called a “Rough Rider” outfit.

He entered the service as a volunteer in July 1917, at Albuquerque, New Mexico. He trained at Camp Kearney, San Diego, California. As he was known as an expert rider he was at once placed as a First Class Private in Co M, 40th Division, Mounted Police.

At the age of 24 years he was single with only his Uncle and Aunt left in Corsicana he was struck and killed instantly by the French Express while guarding his train of soldiers during a blinding, beating sleet and wind storm, at a switch near Mussey France. He was buried in a cemetery there in Mussey.

 

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