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Allan Bertram DALZELL

Regimental number3299
Place of birthEast Burwood, Victoria
Other NamesBertram Allan
SchoolState School No 461, Burwood, Victoria
AddressMiddleboro Road, Burwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Weight196 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Dalzell, Middleboro Road, Burwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 weeks in the Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Allan and Rebekah Ann DALZELL
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3892 Pte David PAYNE, 8th Bn, killed in action, 26 July 1916 ; 2nd Cousins: 1970 Lance Corporal George John LE BRUN, 14th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917; 3393 Pte William Murdoch LE BRUN, 7th Bn, killed in action, 2 June 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private.

Promoted Lance Corporal, Serapeum, 1 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916, and reverted to the rank of Private.

Promoted Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 27 March 1916.

Detached to the School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 29 April 1916; rejoined 59th Bn, Hog's Back, 11 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presumed buried in No Man's Land at approx 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALZELL Allan Bertram

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