Henry James ALLARD

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ALLARD, Henry James

Service Number: 255
Enlisted: 4 October 1915, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, 25 January 1898
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Rockhampton Boy's Central State School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Died of Illness, Enoggera Military Hospital, Queensland, 2 February 1920, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Plot 10, Row 45, Grave No. 25
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 255, Rockhampton, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 255, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 255, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
11 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 255, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)
13 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 42nd Infantry Battalion
2 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 42nd Infantry Battalion
11 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 42nd Infantry Battalion
31 Jul 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 255, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Invalided to Australia with chronic nephritis
2 Feb 1920: Involvement Sergeant, SN 255, 42nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

PRIVATE H. J. ALLARD.

Private H. J. Allard, writing to his mother from "'somewhere in France," says:—
"A few lines, hoping to find you and all at home in the best of health. Once again I am in hospital, although this time it is not nearly so dangerous as the last time, in Fargo. I suppose it is stale news to you. This is how it happened. One morning, after standing to all night, I had breakfast. I laid down in my dug-out to go to sleep. I got to sleep all right, but when I woke up I found myself in one of the Army Medical Corps dressing stations. I was told that a shell hit my dug-out and blew it in on me. I was covered with mud and was very sore and stiff from head to foot. I was sent to hospital, but I am all right again now and will be going back to the firing line in a day or two." 
from Morning Bulletin 3 Jul 1917 (nla.gov.au)

'ROLL OF HONOUR.

ALLARD.—On 2nd February, 1920, at Enoggera Hospital, Henry James Allard, late Sgt. (M.M.) 42nd Battalion, aged 22 years, dearly beloved son of Mrs. Allard, of Rockhampton.' from The Brisbane Courier 6 Feb 1920 (nla.gov.au)

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