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James Douglas ALLAN

Regimental number4130
Place of birthWallangarra Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressWallangarra, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J F Allan, Golf Street, Chelmer, Queensland
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Villaret on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 26 December 1918

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 6 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At VILLARET on 18th September, 1918, Sergeant ALLAN observed an enemy Machine Gun inflicting casualties on the troops on his right. Using very good judgment he worked round to a flank and caused the enemy team to flee. This allowed the line to advance without any opposition, and resulted in killing two of the enemy machine gun crew. Again during the advance he engaged another enemy machine gun, by charging the crew and causing them to flee in terror. The boldness displayed by this N.C.O., and lack of hesitation was a means of overcoming the enemy and making good our advance.'

Family/military connectionsBrother: 4129 Lance Corporal William Fife ALLAN MM, returned to Australia, 8 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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