John Arthur ALLEN


ALLEN, John Arthur

Service Number: 269
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Kilburn Grammar School, England
Occupation: Lumper
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 269, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 269, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle

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Son of William Arthur and Esther Allen, of 35, Quested Buildings, Brett Rd., Hackney, London, England. Born at Kingston-on-Thames.

Brother of 746 Sergeant William Vincent ALLEN, 11th Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Served for 2 years in West Australian Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, Geraldton.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Both served with the 11th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. and were killed same day.