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Edgar Henry ALLUM

Regimental number6558
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressCr Parish and Boundary Streets, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A.M.J. Allum, Cr Parish and Boundary Streets, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets, Area 7A (12 months); 7th Infantry (4 years)
Enlistment date29 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollINF9REIN21
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Annah Maria Josephine ALLUM
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 26 April 1917.

Taken on strength of 9th Bn, 1 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 6 May 1917; admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, 6 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, right thigh); transferred to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 6 May 1917; to No 11 Ambulance Train, 9 May 1917; to No 32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 10 May 1917; to England, 31 May 1917; to Kitchener Military Hospital, 1 June 1917; discharged to furlough, 12 July 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 26 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 16 August 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 29 August 1917; rejoined 9th Bn, 31 August 1917.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 1 November 1917; admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 November 1917, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wounds, thigh and right groin); to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 3 November 1917; to England, 11 November 1917; to No 1 London General Hospital, Camberwell, 12 November 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 January 1918; discharged, 23 January 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 7 February 1918.

Classified B1C, 5 March 1918.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 March 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 9 May 1918.

Found guilty, 29 May 1918, of overstaying leave from midnight, 23 May 1918, until 2200 hours, 28 May 1918: awarded 8 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeits 13 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 June 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 7 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 9 June 1918; rejoined 9th Bn, 12 June 1918.

Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 10 August 1918; admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, 10 August 1918 (right shoulder); transferred to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 10 August 1918; to No 23 Ambulance Train, 11 August 1918; to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, 12 August 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 18 August 1918; discharged, 7 September 1918, and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 18 September 1918; rejoined unit, 25 September 1918.

Promoted Driver, 10 January 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 27 March 1919; marched into No 1 Group, 25 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 August 1919; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit: pain and weakness in right iliac region from wound), 12 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 May 1926
Age at death32
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLUM Edgar Henry

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