Fred Cadwallader ALLEN

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ALLEN, Fred Cadwallader

Service Number: 3010
Enlisted: 19 February 1917, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Talbot, Victoria, 1894
Home Town: Talbot, Central Goldfields, Victoria
Schooling: Talbot State School, Maryborough College & Scotch College
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 August 1918
Cemetery: Bray Military Cemetery
Plot 1, Row B1, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3010, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
19 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3010, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3010, 37th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3010, 37th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

Fred Cadwallader ALLEN was born in 1894 in Talbot, Victoria

His parents were Robert ALLEN and Sarah Ann CADWALLADER

He had previous service with the Senior Cadets for 6 months and was in the Citizens Forces for 4 years (Shell Service) and still serving when he enlisted on 30th September, 1916 with the Australian Army

He was with the 37th Australian Infantry Battalion, 7th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on 19th Feb. 1917 on HMAT Ballarat

Fred was Killed in Action on 25th August, 1918 and is buried in Bray Military Cemetery, France - he is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial - He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal

 

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The Bendigonian Newspaper - Victoria - 19th September 1918

F.C. ALLEN

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Allen of Geelong West have received word that their son Fred Cadwallader Allen aged 24 had been killed in France.  He was a nephew of Mr. J. T. Allen, Draper of Maldon and matriculared with honours at the Maryborough College at the age of 17. He then attended the Scotch College, Melbourne where he had a successful course.  At the time of leaving Australia he had charge of the outward exchange of the Bank of Australasia in Collins St.

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