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Edgar ALLEN

Regimental number57127
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMt Duneed, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Allen, Mt Duneed, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1918
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 10 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPassed the riding test for the Light Horse, Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria, 17 April 1918.
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father died, 24 January 1917.
Discharge date22 August 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 10 June 1918; disembarked, Suez, Egypt, 17 July 1918. Marched in to Central Training Depot, Moascar, 17 July 1918.

Marched out to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 3 September 1918. Taken on strength, Eastern Expeditionary Force, 4 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 22 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLEN Edgar

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