Ernest ALLEN

Regimental number1659
Date of birth8 May 1886
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolPublic School, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address22 Church Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Allen, 22 Church Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ben and the late Harriet ALLEN, Hobart, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli (evacuated), Western Front.

Acted as a cook while on the sick list; killed by a bomb, 15 May 1917.

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