John ALLEN

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ALLEN, John

Service Number: 4267
Enlisted: 29 December 1914, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Wantage, Berkshire, England, 1884
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener and groom
Died: Killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 12 August 1917
Cemetery: Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot 111, Row B, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4267, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlisted at Brisbane
16 Apr 1915: Involvement Driver, SN 4267, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
16 Apr 1915: Embarked Driver, SN 4267, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
12 Aug 1917: Involvement Driver, SN 4267, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Mrs Allen of Mill Street, Wantage, Berkshire, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal

Also served in the Royal Horse Artillery for 12 years

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He may have been born, not in 1884, but in 1881

Births Mar 1881   ALLEN John Wantage 2c 318.

He is honoured on the Wantage War Memorial along with fellow Australian soldier, Lance Corporal Arthur Sowerby Burn.