Robert McCombie ALLAN

ALLAN, Robert McCombie

Service Numbers: 261, 621
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Melbourne
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Brighton, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Elsternwick State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial, Brighton North Road Presbyterian Church HB, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 261, 5th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 621, 5th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 621, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
25 Jul 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, 621, 5th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Robert McCombie ALLAN was born in Beechworth, Victoria in 1893

His parents were Archibald Miller ALLAN & Elizabeth THORN

He enlisted in Melbourne on 18th August, 1914 and embarked with the 5th Infantry Battalion from Melbourne on 21st October, 1914 on the ship Orvieto

Robert was Killed in Action in France on 25th July, 1916 in the battle for Pozieres - no known grave