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John Tannock ALLARDYCE

Regimental number1651
Place of birthGlamis, Forfarshire, Scotland
Other NamesALLARDYCE, John Tannock
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs J Raftery, 49 Arcadia Avenue, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Charles Allardyce, Nethergale, Dundee, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackall, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date20 April 1921
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 17 August 1915; disembarked Suez, 16 September 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 7 October 1915; joined 25th Bn at Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 29 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Corporal, 29 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 22 March 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Division Rest Station, 3 May 1916 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 9 May 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left ankle), and admitted to 7th Field Ambulance; transferred to Line of Communication Hospital, 6 August 1916; to England, 12 August 1916, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 13 August 1916; transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 27 November 1916 (amputated left leg).

Transferred to AIF Headquarters for duty, 17 May 1917.

Broughtto the notice of the Minister for Meritorious Services rendered during the period of demobilization.

Commenced return to Australia from Tilbury on board HT 'Wahehe', 31 August 1920; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1920, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 20 April 1921.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly recorded as John Tamock ALLARDYCE on Embarkation Roll.

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