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Samuel Leslie ALLEN

Regimental number2124
Place of birthWolumba, New South Wales
SchoolBibbenluke Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingHereford House Training College
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressWillow Bank, Bibbenluke, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Samuel John Allen, Willow Bank, Bibbenluke, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 May 1917
Date of death19 May 1917
Age at death28.10
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel John and Elizabeth Allen, 'Glenalva', Esher Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin George Stewart died.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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