Geoffrey Dunster ALLEN


ALLEN, Geoffrey Dunster

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 15 June 1917, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 9 November 1896
Home Town: Haberfield, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Newington College, Sydney
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Accidental Injuries (plane crash), Minchinhampton, England, 7 September 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Leighterton Church Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
4 Aug 1917: Involvement Australian Flying Corps, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Aug 1917: Embarked Australian Flying Corps, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
7 Sep 1918: Involvement Australian Flying Corps, Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)

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"...Lieutenant Geoffrey Dunster Allen. An accountant from Haberfield with over five years service in the Citizens' Military Forces (CMF), Allen enlisted with the Australian Flying Corps on 15 June 1917. He embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Themistocles (A32) on the 4 August 1917. Lt Allen was killed on 7 September 1918 when his Sopwith Camel (No. C.106) crashed near Minchinhampton whilst on training duties. He is buried at Leighterton Cemetery." - SOURCE (

Geoffrey Dunster ALLEN was born on 9th November 1896 in Newcastle, NSW

His parents were George ALLEN and Susannah HICKENBOTHAM

He died on 7th September, 1918 when practising aerobatics being one of his final tests before going to a fighting school over in Minchinhampton Aerodrome ,when his Sopwith Camel plane went out of control & crashed into a hay shed, Killing him instantly. - he is buried in Leighterton Cemetery in the Cotswolds district, Gloucestershire, UK = he is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial and was awarded the British War medal.


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 22 and the son of George W. and Susannah (nee Hickenbotham)
Allen of "Maynella," 7 Deakin Avenue, Haberfield N.S.W.