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Alexander ALLAN

Regimental number668
Place of birthAlbert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressWantirna, near Bayswater, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Next of kinJames Allan, Wantirna, near Bayswater, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentShoeing Smith
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 17 November 1915
Discharge date16 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 4 May 1915 (pneumonia); discharged from hospital, 9 June 1915; rejoined unit, Alexandria, 22 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria, 15 August 1915; admitted to New End Military Hospital, Hampstead, 26 August 1915 (pneumonia).

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', 17 November 1915 (pulmonary tuberculosis); arrived Melbourne, 21 December 1915; ; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis), Melbourne, 16 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 February 1952
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLAN Alexander

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