Herbert John ALLISON

Badge Number: S68204, Sub Branch: Payneham

ALLISON, Herbert John

Service Numbers: 1353, S65905
Enlisted: 31 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 10 April 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Occupation: Mechanic & driver
Died: Natural Causes, Adelaide, 24 February 1979, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

31 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1353
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1353, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1353, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 1353

World War 2 Service

31 Mar 1942: Involvement Private, S65905
31 Mar 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
31 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, S65905
6 Oct 1942: Discharged

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Herbert John Allison , No. 1353 ,  served in the 29th  Battalion . He emigrated from U.K. with his family the age of 17 and settled in Surrey Hills ,Melbourne.  


With many other young men at the time , he decided to join the army and fight for the motherland , and enlisted on 31 July 1915 a the age of 20 years ,4 months , in the Victorian Expeditionary Forces , having spent some time with the Citizen’s Forces at Richmond . He was taken on strength of the 29th Battalion having embarked from Melbourne on H.M.A.T. Ascanius on 10/11/1915 .He trained initially in Egypt before joining the British Expeditionary Forces in Marseilles . He saw action in many parts of the front line in Belgium and France and was eventually wounded in the right leg on 26th September 1917 at Polygon Wood .After some hospitalization in London , he returned to Australia , and was discharged on the 22 August 1918 .  

 His wife , Joan Ward Allison (nee Easton ) died on 22 March 2003 at 89 years of age .