Montague Yate Allen was the son of Elizabeth (nee Herne) and Frances Hordern Allen, who was a Holy Orders clerk. Montague was born on the 11th August 1880 in Moss, Yorkshire and was baptised just over a month alter.
By 1891 Montague was living with his mother, father, brother, Alexander, his sister and the family’s servant Amy Phillips in Thorpe Grange. Frances Allen was the Vicar of All Saints, Moss.
At the age of 28, Montague married Leah Johnstone, the daughter of Frederick Willock, who was also a Holy Orders clerk. They were married on the 27th April 1911 at The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip, Birmingham.
Two years later, Montague and Leah moved to Moss Vicarage, Doncaster.
At the outbreak of the Great War, Montague did not enlist in the army; instead, he served his country by taking part in National Service, by working down at Askern Colliery along with other clergymen. Montague was in charge of filling coal at the face of the mine.
Montague died on the 15th December 1957 at the age of 77 at Shrub Hill Hospital, Malvern, Worcestershire, Worcester, England. At the time of his death, he was living at 154 Poolbrook Road, Malvern.