Myrton Trangmar ALLAN

ALLAN, Myrton Trangmar

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 23 November 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Woolwich, New South Wales, Australia, 24 July 1882
Home Town: Hunters Hill, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Schooling: St. Ignatius College, Riverview
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Died of wounds, 6th Australian Field Ambulance, France, 27 July 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Becourt Military Cemetery
Plot 1, Row S, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yeoval NSW Solicitors in WWI Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
27 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 20th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Myrton Trangmar ALLAN was born on 24th July, 1892 in Woolwich, Sydney NSW

His parents were Percy ALLAN and Alice Mary TRANGMAR who had married in 1890 in Hawthorn in Victoria

He had previous service with the Riverview College Senior Cadets (2 yrs) and as a Private in AIEF for the last 2 months before he enlisted with the Australian Army on 23rd November, 1915 - Rank 2nd Lieutenant, 20th Battalion, 7th Re-inforcements - Unit embarked from Sydney on HMAT Suevic on 20th December, 1915

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 26th July, 1916

Myrton died on 27th July, 1916 in the 6 Australian Field Ambulance, France of gunshot wounds received in action - he is buried in Becourt Military Cemetery in France and also listed on the Australian War Memorial.

PHOTO of his headstone (


WAR DOSSIER - Australian National Archives (


Myrtons brother Herbert ALLAN also served - details in the following link (Biography) (

BIOGRAPHY for Myrtons father Percy ALLAN (


Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners Advocate - 17th August 

Lieutenant ALLAN.  Information has been received that Lieutenant Myrton Allan, son of Mr. Percy Allan, assistant director of Public Works has been killed in action in France.  Lieutenant Allan qualified as a solicitor shortly before enlisting.  Her served his articles with Messrs. Sparke and Millard of Newcastle.  He was a fine athletic young man and had been a prominent first grade footballer in Newcastle.


Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate - 18th October 1916

The Late Lieutenant ALLAN.   Mr. Percy Allan, assistant director general of Public Works has received from a high authority in the military service abroad , a letter from which the following extract is made regarding Lieutenant Myrton T Allan of the A.I.F. who was killed in France.

"Your eldest son died of gunshot wounds in the jaw in the 6th Australian Field Ambulance on the 27th July.  I find he was regarded as a very gallant officer, full of courage and initiative and that he had a fine future before him

Unfortunately these are the sort of chaps that we are losing and Australia will be for ever poorer for such losses. 

Mr. Allans two surviving sons are with the A.I.F."