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Horace William ALLEN

Regimental number7437
Date of birth31 January 1875
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
SchoolScotch College; Haileybury College, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingOrmond College, University of Melbourne, Victoria
AddressParkville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinFather, Rev W Allen, Greenwich, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollPermanent Supernumerary List

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Education Service
Promotion date: 9 September 1918


Unit: Education Service
Promotion date: 23 January 1919


Unit: Education Service
Promotion date: 11 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 30 October 1919
Discharge date20 January 1920
Other details

War service: enlisted 25 April 1917.

Embarked from Australia, 4 August 1917.

In hospital, England, November 1917-February 1918. Transferred to Australian Flying Corps as 2nd Air Mechanic, 7 February 1918. In France, 17 September-15 November 1918. Attached to Headquarters, London, until 30 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death14 August 1949
Age at death74

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