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Thomas ALLEN

Regimental number3508
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 6"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Katherine Allen, 99 Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 June 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date2 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 12 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 December 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, 31 December 1916.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 5th Division Rest Station, 30 November 1917 (gastritis); discharged to duty, 9 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 5 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 21 January 1918.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 May 1918 (dyspepsia); transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 May 1918; discharged to duty, 31 May 1918; rejoined unit, 3 June 1918.

Proceeded on leave to England, 1 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 22 January 1919.

Embarked for England for return to Australia, 12 May 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 August 1919; discharged, 2 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 January 1955

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