Corporal Matthew McAllister served in the 8th Army during World War Two and saw action at El Alamein.
He was the son of Matthew McAllister Sr. of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. The Corporal had married an Edna M Lister in Leeds, England. He had sent his family in Carrickfergus a postcard at the time and that was their last contact.
Corporal McAllister died in October 1942 during the second Battle of El Alamein in Egypt, North Africa. His name features on the memorial of Joymount Presbyterian Church, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.