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Edgar Francis ALLAN

Regimental number247
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJeweller
AddressOrrong Road, East St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Allan, Orrong Road, East St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Discharge date19 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 24 August 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to HS 'Nile', 27 Auguswt 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 August 1915; transferred to NZ&A Convalescent Hospital, 9 September 1915; discharged (fit) to Base Details, 22 September 1915; rejoined unit, Mudros, 26 October 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Wounded in action (undated: gun shot wound, right arm); admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 29 July 1916; transferred to England, 6 August 1916, and admitted to Northumberland War Hospital (date not recorded); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 9 October 1916; discharged (date not recorded) and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 14 January 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 8 March 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 19 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLAN Edgar Francis

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