John Joseph ALLARD

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ALLARD, John Joseph

Service Number: 3230
Enlisted: 7 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 13 June 1897
Home Town: Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Joiner
Died: Killed in Action, Dernancourt, Picardie, France, 5 April 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3230, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3230, Brisbane, Queensland
21 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3230, 9th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion, When the "Doubling of the AIF " took place in Egypt in early 1916, the 9th Battalion was split to spawn the 49th Battalion.
26 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3230, 49th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW (left side)
5 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3230, 49th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'ROLL OF HONOUR.

ALLARD.— In loving memory of my dear son, Private J. J. Allard, who was killed in action at Dernancourt, France, 5th April, 1918, in his 21st year.

Had I but seen him at the last,
Or watched by his dying bed,
Or heard the last faint sigh of his heart,
Or held his aching head,
My heart, I think, would not have felt
This bitterness and grief;
But God has ordered otherwise,
And now he rests in peace.

Inserted by his loving mother, sister, and brother.' - from the Brisbane Telegraph 5 pr 1919 (nla.gov.au)

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