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Wilfred Joseph Allen ALLSOP

Regimental number6777
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Arrabury', Briersley Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Allsopp, 'Arrabury', Briersley Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps School
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date5 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Detached for temporary duty to 15th Field Ambulance, 22 August 1916; rejoined 8th Field Ambulance, 19 September 1916.

On leave to Paris, 23 November 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 29 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 March 1918.

Transferred to Australian Corps Signal Company, 23 March 1918, and taken on strength as Sapper.

To Paris on leave, 13 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 23 September 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 8-22 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 5 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; disembarked, 13 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 5 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Milford Joseph Allen ALLSOP.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLSOP Wilfred Joseph Allen

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