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Ronald Gordon ALLAN

Regimental number5329
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Federal Hotel, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 8.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J B Allan, c/o Mrs Rouse, Campbell Road, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the New Zealand Naval Brigade.
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 September 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Discharge date1 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 16 May 1916.

Reallotted to 14th Training Bn as Reinforcements to 53rd Bn, 20 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 18 July 1916 (not yet diagnosed: abdomen); transferred to England, 25 July 1916 (gastritis).

Transferred from Military Hospital, Western Heights, Dover, to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 August 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 9 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1916; discharged, Sydney, 1 February 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLAN Ronald Gordon

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