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William ALLEN

Regimental number2345
Place of birthCo Tyrone, Ireland
School5th Class, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Allen, 3 Queen's Street, Portadown, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Irish Fusiliers for 2 years.
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 October 1917
Age at death28
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave 5), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
31
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Portadown and District War Memorial, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Family/military connectionsCousin: 4310 Pte Herbert Fosbery ALLEN, 20th Bn, killed in action, 5 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLEN William

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