Thomas Brown ALLAN

ALLAN, Thomas Brown

Service Number: 6028
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Scotland, United Kingdom, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, France, 18 July 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Grave IV. A. 15., Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy St Pierre, Amiens, Picardie, France, Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ithaca War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 6028, 25th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 6028, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 37 and the son of John and Maggie Allan; husband of Lucy Evelyn Allan, of St. Omer, Stamford Rd., Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland.


He is one of three Australian soldiers of the Great War remembered on the Leslie war memorial.

Leslie - Kirkcaldy District 
UKNIWM Ref No. 8533 

The Leslie war memorial standing  in gardens at the junction of Greenside Street and High Street is a tall cenotaph constructed of  rustic freestone blocks with tapering pedestal and standing on two steps. The commemorations and names of the WWI dead are carved on dressed sandstone panels set into the faces of the pedestal.

At the top of the cenotaph on the four sides are carved: 
A cross with heart and the inscription 'SACRIFICE' 
A reversed sword with wreath and the inscription 'VALOUR' 
A rampant griffin with wreath and the inscription 'DVTY' 
A saltire in wreath and the inscription 'ENVRANCE' [sic]