Charles ALLEN

ALLEN, Charles

Service Number: 232
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, March 1894
Home Town: Alexandria, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Junction Park State School
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, France, 12 November 1916
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 232, Army Training Units, Sydney, New South Wales
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 232, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 232, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
12 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 232, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...232 Driver Charles Allen, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, of Alexandria, NSW. A plumber prior to enlisting in August 1914, Dvr Allen embarked from Sydney, with the 2nd Battery, a board HMAT Argyllshire (A8) on 18 October 1914. After further training and service in Egypt and Suez, he arrived in France for service on the Western Front on 27 March 1916. Dvr Allen was killed in action at Flers, France on 12 November 1916. He was 22 years of age." - SOURCE (