The AIF Project

Gerald Archbold ALLAN

Place of birthRaymond Terrace, New South Wales
SchoolFort St Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Bank of Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.6
Height6' 0"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Harriett Allan, Lanark, Tryan Road, Lindfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name19th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death29
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row D, Grave 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert John and Alice E ALLAN.
Other details

War service: Western Front

`Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1916; taken on strength, 19th Bn, in the field, 18 December 1916.

Detached to Musketry School, 18 January 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 25 January 1917.

Promoted Lt, 18 December 1917.

Detached for duty with 5th Training Bn, 24 July 1917; marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, England, 30 July 1917.

Attended Southern Command School of Musketry, 7-30 August 1917; qualified 2nd Class.

Attended Southern Command School of Musketry Range Finding Course, 3-11 September 1917: qualified.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 8 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 January 1918; rejoined 19th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 12 January 1918.

Killed in action, 5 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Archibald.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLAN Gerald Archbold

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.