|Date of birth|
|Address||Eulalie, Shadforth Street, Mosman, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, George Alexander Mitchell, Eulalie, Shadforth Street, Mosman, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in Junior Cadets; 6 years in Senior Cadets; 2 months at RMC Duntroon.|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No 2), France|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Marion MITCHELL, 'Camrie', Doncaster Avenue, Kensington, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Transferred to C Company, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.
Detailed to attend School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 30 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Red Cross File No 1790310 has statement from 779 Pte C. WIGGINS, 30th Bn (patient, Bevan Military Hospital, Sandgate), 26 July 1916: ''On 19th July, Lt. Allen Mitchell was shot through the head by a bullet. They were in the rear, carrying ammunition when it happened, to the right of Armentieres. The ground advanced over was not held then, but we returned next day.' Note by interviewer: 'Informant was quite reliable and was an eye-witness.'
Letter, Base Records to father, 20 December 1921: 'The surface of the whole battlefield area has been searched six times and in some places twenty times since the Armistice, but it is possible that bodies will continue to be found for years as the work of re-construction progresses.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Miscellaneous details||Street name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Shawforth Street.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MITCHELL Alan
Red Cross file 1790310