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Raymond Asher Milton ALLEN

ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationUniversity undergraduate
Address'Monomie', Dudley Street, Roseville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Asher Allen, 'Monomie', Dudley Street, Roseville, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: "3 August 1916 (Awarded 28 August 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He was wounded in the advance but refusing to be attended to went forward with his men and was seen later filling sandbags himself. Later he withdrew but on hearing that an officer was required to keep work going at the front he immediately went forward again.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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