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Alfred Thomas ALLAN

Regimental number1504
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGeorge Street, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A. Allan, George Street, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 December 1915
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name recorded on Nominal Roll as Thomas Alfred ALLAN.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie Waldock Pointon ALLAN. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date24 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 9th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 May 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 7 July 1915; transferred to HS 'Gascon', 7 July 1915 (gunshot wound, right hand and F.B. in eye); to Floriana Military Hospital, Malta, 18 July 1915; to Ghain Tufficha, 18 August 1915; to HS 'Franconia', 26 August 1915; to Military Hospital, Endell Street, London, 9 September 1915 (tonsils removed; 2nd right finger amputated); discharged to Woodcote Park Camp, Epsom, 20 October 1915.

Departed Monte Video Camp, Weymouth, to rejoin the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 21-22 February 1916; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 4 March 1915; marched into Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 5 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 23 July 1916; admitted to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 24 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, right thigh); transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 3 August 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 5 August 1916.

Admitted to No 18 General Hospital, 7 August 1916 (syphilis); discharged, 20 August 1916, and marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 14 days.

Admitted to No 18 General Hospital, Etaples, 29 September 1916 (gonorrhoea); transferred to No 51 General Hospital, Etaples, 16 October 1916; discharged, 3 November 1916, and marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, the same day: total period of treatment for venereal disease: 46 days.

Proceeded to unit, 8 March 1917; rejoined 9th Bn, 10 March 1917.

Admitted to Corps Mumps Station, 4 April 1917 (mumps); transferred to No 4 Field Ambulance, 12 April 1917; discharged, 10 May 1917; rejoined unit, 11 May 1917.

Detached to 3rd Bde Headquarters, 24 August 1917; rejoined unit, 11 October 1917.

Detached to Bde Dump, 21 October 1917; rejoined unit, 11 November 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 16 February 1918 (valvular disease of the heart); transferred to No 25 Ambulance Train, 16 February 1918; to No 8 Stationary Hospital, 16 February 1918; to England, 27 February 1918 (debility); to Bath War Hospital, 28 February 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 15 March 1918; discharged to furlough, 27 March 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika' ; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit: valvular disease of the heart, gassed), 24 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death6 February 1935
Age at death45
Place of burialToowong Cemetery (Portion 29A, Allotment 24/25, Section 68, Grave No. R2/921), Brisbane Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLAN Alfred Thomas

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