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Angus Sutherland ALLEN

Regimental number301
Date of birth21 April 1896
Place of birthMoruya, New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank clerk
Addressc/o U F Allen, Ernville, Elsmore Street, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinU F Allen, Ernville, Elsmore Street, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceHe was a member of Coronation Cadets.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 4th Battalion
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: 4th Battalion
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Temporary Major


Unit: 4th Battalion
Promotion date: 5 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 25 April 1918

Mention in Army Orders


Recommendation date: 15 July 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Haymarket branch, Sydney, 24 October 1913.
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Place of burialLonguenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave 87), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
39
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Victor F and Euphemia ALLEN.
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in establishing an observation post. Though frequently subjected to heavy shell and machine gun fire, he made constant reconnaissances, and never failed to keep his battalion well posted with information. He so successfully organized his snipers that at least twenty five of the enemy were accounted for.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Merris, France, 11 July 1918; died of wounds, Ebblinghem, 21 July 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), pp. 22-3.

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