Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company H, 131st Infantry,
Place and date: At Chipilly Ridge, France, 9 August 1918.
Entered service at: Chicago, Ill.
Born: 13 July 1887, Prizren, Serbia.
G.O. No.: 44, W.D., 1919.
Citation: At a critical point in the action,
when all the officers with his platoon had become casualties, Cpl. Allex
took command of the platoon and led it forward until the advance was stopped
by fire from a machinegun nest. He then advanced alone for about 30 yards
in the face of intense fire and attacked the nest. With his bayonet he
killed 5 of the enemy, and when it was broken, used the butt of his rifle,
capturing 15 prisoners.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)