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Maurice ALLEN

Regimental number231
Place of birthDugarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Allen, Dugarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date7 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Transferred to Machine Gun Depot, Grantham, 21 August 1916; taken on strength, 24th Machine Gun Company, 28 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917.

Unit designation changed to 4th Machine Gun Bn, 1 April 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 October 1918.

Married Margaret KIELY, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland, 24 October 1918.

Rejoined Bn from leave, 1 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 February 1919.

Admitted to No 2 Group Clearing Hospital, Hurdcott, 3 March 1919 (influenza); discharged from hospital, 12 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Indarra', 12 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 September 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: disability not stated), Brisbane, 7 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 February 1943
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLEN Maurice

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