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Allen Christian RASMUSSEN

Regimental number582
Place of birthWestport, New Zealand
SchoolState School, Westport, New
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBroad Arrow, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, Lauritz Peter Rasmussen, Broad Arrow, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of disease 4 September 1915
Place of death or woundingHeliopolis, Egypt
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 85), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christian and Margaret RASMUSSEN

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