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Ernest ALLEN

Regimental number3026
Place of birthBeverley, Western Australia
SchoolFremantle State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.8
Height5' 6"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinWife, Rosetta Allen, c/o Mrs E. Allen, York Road, Beverley, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No 14), Polygon Wood, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: James ALLEN; Wife: Rosetta ALLEN, Beverley, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 11 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 7 May 1917.

Reported wounded and missing, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 8 April 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLEN Ernest

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