Thomas ALLEN

ALLEN, Thomas

Service Number: 1623
Enlisted: 15 December 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Emmaville, New South Wales, Australia, 26 December 1890
Home Town: Emmaville, Glen Innes Severn, New South Wales
Schooling: Emmaville Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 July 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Plot III, Row N, Grave No 11,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Emmaville Public School WW1 Honour Roll, Emmaville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1623, 25th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 1623, 25th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 1623, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Thomas Allen enlisted in Emmaville NSW. Missing at Pozieres during the 25th Battalion's attack there and had no known grave. His remains were found near Contalmaison in 1921 and he was buried in the Pozieres British Cemetery. His father was sent his identity disc which was recovered. The parents had to endure a terrible mix up in identity with another Allen in Queensland, meaning they were not informed of his death and resulted in much confusing correspondence. His brother 1591 James Allen enlisted in the 6th Light Horse and later transferred to the Artillery.