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Frederick Francis ALLEN

Regimental number3955
Place of birthPlymouth, Devon, England
SchoolMount St Board School, Plymouth, Devon, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTrafalgar Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.25"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Allen, 14 Bucklers Road, Hardway, Gasport, Hants, England
Previous military serviceRoyal Navy (9 years; purchased his discharge).
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 26 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Emily R ALLEN.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 14 November 1915; taken on strength of 2nd Battery, Gallipoli Peninsula, 21 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 3 January 1916, and mustered as a Driver the same day.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Found guilty, 23 June 1916, of being absent without leave from 2100 hours, until 2330 hours, 16 June 1916: award, forfeits 5 days' pay.

Found guilty, 20 September 1916, of disobeying a routine order in that he was riding a horse on a cobble road faster than a walk: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, 5 March 1917 (scabies); transferred to Scabies Station, 5 March 1917; discharged, 14 March 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 15 March 1917 (dental); discharged, 23 March 1917; rejoined 1st Field Artillery Bde, 24 March 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 15 April 1917; admitted to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 April 1917 (otitis media); transferred to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Douelles, 21 April 1917 (pharyngitis); discharged, 21 April 1917; rejoined unit, 29 April 1917.

Promoted Acting Bombardier, 19 October 1917.

Reverts to the rank of Gunner at own request, 5 December 1917.

On leave, 7 February 1918; rejoined unit, 23 February 1918.

To 2nd Army Rest Camp, 1 July 1918; rejoined unit, 16 July 1918.

Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 6 September 1918.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 22 September 1918.

Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, 25 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 25 October 1918.

Died, No 3 Australian General Hospital, 26 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried, Abbeville Cemetery, 27 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLEN Frederick Francis

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