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Richard ALLAN

Regimental number1106
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinRichard Allan, Donald, Victoria
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Discharge date15 December 1919
Other details

War service: enlisted 29 September 1914.

Embarked from Australia, 22 December 1914. Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Contracted influenza at Gallipoli, 8 May 1915; evacuated to Malta.

Transferred to England, 2 October 1915; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 10 October 1915.

Pay stopped for one day, 1 April 1916, for venereal disease.

Commenced return to Australia, suffering dysentery, 8 May 1916.

Re-enlisted as No. 4732, 4 December 1916. Embarked from Australia, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, 27 March 1917. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 20 June 1917 (venereal disease); discharged from hospital, 23 August 1917; total treatment for venereal disease: 44 days.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 27 August 1917 (venereal disease); discharged 31 August 1917. Total treatment: 5 days.

Absent without leave, 8 September-7 October 1917; found guilty by court martial, 6 November 1917: sentenced to 60 days' detention and forfeiture of 119 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 9 November 1917 (venereal disease); discharged from hospital, 27 November 1917; total treatment: 9 days.

Found guilty, 8 May 1918, of being absent without leave, 2-7 May 1918: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 15 days' pay.

Found guilty, 10 June 1918, of being absent without leave, 12 May-1 June 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 48 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 29 July 1918; returned to duty, 1 August 1918.

Proceeded to England, 12 May 1919, to commence return to Australia.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 6 June 1919 (venereal disease); discharged, 14 August 1919. Total treatment: 70 days.

Commenced return to Australia, 28 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 October 1919; discharged, 15 December 1919.

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

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