Herbert Trangmar ALLAN

Date of birth5 January 1895
Other NamesALLAN, Herbert Trangman
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKerelah Mount Street, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Percy Allan, Kerelah Mount Street, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name17th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion


Unit: 17th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

Military Cross (Altered to Mention in Despatches)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of his company. He lost two officers soon after the attack started, and also had to take over command of another company which had lost all its officers. He showed great skill in controlling these two companies.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal