George Herbert ALLEN


ALLEN, George Herbert

Service Number: 1328
Enlisted: 14 October 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bannockburn, Victoria, 19 September 1894
Home Town: Lorne, Surf Coast, Victoria
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action , Dardanelles, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Courtney’s and Steel's Post Cemetery
His name is located at panel 71 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

14 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1328, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1328, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
12 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1328, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
Date unknown: Involvement 14th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Father Alfred Allen  (b. 1838 Essex, England - c. 31/5/1912 East Melbourne VIC); and
m. 1873
Mother  Anna (nee Williamson, b. 13/1/1849 Kent, England - d. 1/7/1935 Coburg VIC).

Brother       Henry William Allen  (b. 1874 Batesford VIC
                  m 1909 Adelaide (nee Hotckin)
Brother       Charles Alfred Allen  (b. 1875  Leigh Road,VIC - d. 1879 Wabdallah VIC)
Brother       James Edward Allen  (b. 1877 Leigh Road,VIC - d. 28/4/1931 Colac VIC)
                  m. 2/1/1901 VIC
                  Alice (nee Worthington,  b. 23/1/1871 Mopoke VIC - d.20/1/1948 Prahran VIC) 

Wife:     Isobel Moore Allen (nee Cartmill)  - married in 1907
(11/3/1920 Isobel advised AIF she had remarried, now Isobel Johnston,
                 living at 4 Aberdeen Street, East Brunswick, Victoria)

Son       Francis Hector Cartmill (b. 1905 Carlton - d. ___)
             m. Ann Hevey;  f.o.  Percival George Allen
Son       Percival George Allen (b. 1907 Carlton - d. ____ 1975 Bonbeach VIC)
             m. Marjory Kampfhenkel
Son        Arthur Henry Allen (b. 1908 Carlton - d. 1975 Cowes VIC)
             m. Phyllis Woosnam (b. 1910 - d. ___)
Son        Charles Alfred Allen (b. 1912 South Melbourne - d. 1966 Melbourne)

Last lived at 20 Alfred Street, South Melbourne, Victoria.

Described on enlisting as 30 years old; married; 5' 7 3/4" tall; 12 stone; fair complexion;
blue eyes; brown hair; Church of England; tattoo mark left forearm.

10/10/1914    completed medical in Melbourne, fit for service

14/10/1914    Enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria
                     Commanding Officer appointed George to 14th Battery
                     Broadmeadows Camp

22/12/1914    Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Berrima A35
                     as a Private in the 1st reinforcements, 14th Infantry Battalion

19/2/1915      Private in No.3 Company, 14th Battalion

12/4/1915      Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces in Gallipoli

1/5/1915       Killed in action at Dardanelles, GALLIPOLI
1/5/1915       buried on:  Courtney's Hill (Post), No.6 grave, Gallipoli Peninsula
                    buried by:  Reverend A Gillison

14/3/1924     his remains and ID disc were found
                    later exhumed and reburied in:
                    Courtney's and Steel's Post Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula

1914-15 Star (10088); British War medal (6879); Victory medal (6853);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (308344).

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  20/2/2015.  Lest we forget.