George Henry Allen came to Australia with his parents William and Flora Allen and his brothers: Frederick (11) and William (7). They went to live with Flora's brother George Fowler in West Street, Davington (Port Adelaide). While at that address Williams sister Flora was born. Later they moved to Lipson Street in Port Adelaide. William senior died in 1897. George Henry died as a result of typhoid when he was only 16 years, in 1896.