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Andrew ALLAN

Regimental number7436
Place of birthAlbert Park, Victoria
SchoolAlbert Park State School, Victoria
OccupationOrchardist
AddressBayswater, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Allan, Bayswater Road, Bayswater, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 5th VIC Mounted Rifles on active service approx (1900).
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe stowed away on the Orient with the 5th VMR under Colonel Otter and was discovered at Albany, where he was enlisted as a Bugler with the 5th VMR at the age of 13 1/2 years old and invalided home with fever from South Africa after serving 13 months and arrived in Victoria on the Damascus.
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSt Martin's Wood, near Proyart, France
Age at death31
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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