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Robert George ALLEN

Regimental number4973
Place of birthWangaratta, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWangandarry, Wangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Matilda Tippett, Wangandary, Wangaratta, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentWangaratta, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date31 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 3 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 6th Training Bn, 12 November 1916; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, in the field, 24 November 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 December 1916 (mumps); transferred to 39th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 January 1917; to 25th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 4 January 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 20 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 January 1917.

On leave to England, 16 November 1918; rejoined Bn, 7 December 1918.

Appointed Temporary Driver, 16 January 1919.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 9 April 1919 (not yet diagnosed), and reverted to Private.

Proceeded to United Kingdom, 15 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 16 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 17 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 31 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death24 March 1948
Age at death53
Place of burialWangaratta Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLEN Robert George

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