ALLAN, James

Service Number: 374
Enlisted: 29 December 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 36th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sanchie, Scotland, 1891
Home Town: Abermain, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Fishcross Public School, Scotland
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 7 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Cessnock Abermain Comforts Fund Pictorial Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 374, Sydney, New South Wales
13 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 374, 36th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 374, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 374, 36th Infantry Battalion, Messines

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Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

36 Battalion

Rank - Private

9 July 1916 Disembarked Devonport, England

12 September 1916 Found guilty of creating a disturbance in the barracks after lights out, Lark Hill on 10 September 1916: awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

22 November 1916 Embarked Southampton to join the British Expeditionary Force, France

5 April 1917 Admitted to hospital (scabies), France

Rejoined 36th Bn, France, 15 April 1917

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Son of James and Catherine H. Allan of Hebburn, Newtown, Abermain, West Maitland, New South Wales.