William Wallace Bentley ALLEN

Regimental number236
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
SchoolDunmore West State School, Victoria
Other trainingSchool Teacher
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRiviera, North Quay, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.75"
Weight136.5 lbs
Next of kinMrs C. Allen, Heywood, Victoria
Previous military serviceStaff Sergeant Major (2 years); Military Staff Clerk (2 years)
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCSGT
Unit name9th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'This boy was bought up in the country; started out as a school teacher, was then in the Commonwealth Service for a time till appointed to Brisbane as a Staff Clerk. He had received an appointment in the HMS Australia when war broke out. He then enlisted with the first contingent for the war.' (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death29
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Row L, Grave 5), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jane and Charles ALLEN.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1614 Pte Charles Alexander ALLEN, 58th Bn, killed in action, Polygon Wood, 25 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Posted as 'Missing in Action, 25 April 1915', Gaba Tepe, 2 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry, France, 5 June 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

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