Arthur Robert ALLEN

ALLEN, Arthur Robert

Service Number: 3001
Enlisted: 8 July 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Technical High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: School student
Died: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia , 1972, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Blackheath Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

8 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3001, 2/10 Tank Battalion
8 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3001, 2nd Infantry Battalion
8 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3001, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Sydney
14 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 54th Infantry Battalion, 10th Reinforcements
1 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 54th Infantry Battalion
4 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
24 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Warrant Officer Class 2, Sergeant Major Instructor - Stokes Mortar Battery, 1st Anzac Corps School
30 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3001, 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Gassed - France
3 May 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3001, 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery, per Leicestershire
17 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3001, 14th Light Trench Mortar Battery

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Arthur (Born in Fremantle, WA) was the eldest of five children of Robert William Allen (born 1865 in Dublin, Ireland) and Emma White (born 1871 in Fremantle, WA). The family moved to the Blue Mountains in NSW where Arthur joined the School Cadets (41st Battalion) and was a School Student (18years 6 months) when he enlisted in the AIF in Liverpool, NSW in 1915. Arthur was WIA in France (Gassed) in 1918, and Discharged in 1920.

Arhtur was living in Sydney NSW and working as an Electrical Engineer when he married Thursa Olive Harwood (born 1888 in Tasmania) in 1923. Thursa was a Nurse.

Arthur became a Company Manager, and he and Thursa lived in Sydney NSW. Olive died in 1948, and Arthur in 1972

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