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Joseph ALLEN

Regimental number4224
Place of birthLurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinSarah Allen, Brighton Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 2nd Bn, Scots Greys, British Army, for 5 years.
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameNo 6 Tunnelling Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 1 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 28 November 1916
Place of burialHersin Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
26
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Shankill Cemetery, Lurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland. Inscription reads: '... killed at Loos, 28th Nov. 1916 by a German mine explosion while listening in a mine gallery.' Parents: Joseph (d. 20 June 1890, aged 53; bu. Shankill Cemetery) and Catherine (b. 20 December 1844, d. 10 December 1894; bu. Shankill Cemetery) ALLEN.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Fremantle, 1 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 August 1916; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 30 August 1916. Marched out to Reinforcements, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 25 September 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 30 September 1916.

Posted as missing in action, believed dead, 29 November 1916. Subsequently confirmed as killed in action, 27 November 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal