Walter Clarence ALLAN


ALLAN, Walter Clarence

Service Number: 7442
Enlisted: 18 April 1917, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: St Arnand, Victoria, 17 November 1895
Home Town: Preston, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: South Preston Public School
Occupation: Tanner
Died: Killed in Action, Hazebrouck, France, 24 April 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Caestre War Cemetery
Plot I. Row A. Grave 11. Also panel 45 at the AWM, Caestre Military Cemetery, Caestre, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7442, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Aug 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7442, 6th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
22 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7442, 6th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Father Frank Allan, living at 593 High Street, North Preston, Victoria.

Previous service:  Senior Cadets

Described on enlisting as 21 years 6 months old; single; 5' 6 1/2" tall; 158 lbs;
fresh complexion; brown eyes; black hair; Church of Christ

18/4/1917     enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria

25/7/1917     Commanding Officer appointed Walter to 25th reinforcements,
                     6th Infantry Battalion, Broadmeadows Camp

4/8/1917       embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Themistocles (A32) 
                    as a Private in the 6th Infantry Battalion, 25th reinforcements
2/10/1917     disembarked into Glasgow

3/10/1917     marched in to 2nd Training Battalion, Durrington, England

23/1/1918     sick to hospital

18/3/1918     marched in to Training Depot

20/3/1918     sick to hospital, Bulford
5/4/1918       discharged to unit

15/4/1918     proceeded overseas to France, ex Sutton Veny, via Folkestone

17/4/1918     marched out of England, arrived Etaples, France

22/4/1918     taken on strength into 6th Infantry Battalion (from reinforcements)

In March and April 1918 the battalion helped stop the German spring offensive.

24/4/1918     killed in action in Hazebrouck, France  (22 years of age)
buried in:      Caestre Military Cemetery
                    Plot I. Row A. Grave 11
                    3 miles north-east of Hazebrouck, France 

British War medal (58081); Victory medal (57081); Memorial Plaque
and Memorial Scroll (344192)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  9/5/2015. Lest we forget.