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Martin ALLEN

Regimental number7436
Place of birthDonard, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer's assistant
AddressCottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Best, Kurrawang via Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the 25th Light Horse Brigade.
Enlistment date5 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Perth, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917; marched out to 2nd Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 7 November 1917; proceeded overseas, 27 December 1917; marched in to France, 28 December 1917; proceeded to unit, 30 December 1917; taken on strength of 25th Reinforcements, 2 January 1918.

Taken to hospital, 26 January 1918 (sick); transferred to 7th General Hospital, 29 January 1918 (mumps); to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 17 February 1918; to Command Depot, 9 March 1918; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, 13 March 1918; proceeded to unit, 24 March 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 28 March 1918.

Taken to hospital, 20 May 1918 (sick); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1918 (influenza); to Australian Stationary Hospital, 25 May 1918 (diphtheria); to 53rd General Hospital, 28 May 1918 (tonsillitis); to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 13 June 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, 18 June 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 19 June 1918; discharged to Base, 17 August 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 25 August 1918; rejoined Bn, 26 August 1918.

Granted leave to United Kingdom, 9 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 3 January 1919; on leave to United Kingdom, 10 April 1919; rejoined Bn, 1 May 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 20 May 1919; embarked for United Kingdom, 28 May 1919; marched in to Liverpool, England, 29 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 29 August 1919; discharged, 28 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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