Arthur ALLSOPP

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ALLSOPP, Arthur

Service Number: 2569
Enlisted: 26 May 1915, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ripley, Derby, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Church of England School, Ripley, England
Occupation: Boiler maker
Died: Killed in Action, Zonnebeke, Belgium, 2 November 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kilburn Islington Railway Workshops Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

26 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
26 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2569, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2569, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Morea, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, On the serve in France was wounded by a gun shot, face
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2569, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
5 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Private, Promotion to lance corporal
5 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Was accidentally wounded by Pte Kelliher in the hip
2 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2569, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

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

Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

Arthur Allsopp, was the son of Sarah Allsopp and Joseph Allsopp, was born in the place called Ripley, (England). He was employed as a boilermaker, and worked as one for 8 years at the Butterley Company in Ripley, Derbyshire. After 31 years of peaceful life he decided to move to South Australia, Adelaide. When the First World War started he enlisted as a private on 26 May 1915 and embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board the HMAT Morea. During the war he served in Egypt, Gallipoli and Western Front. He was wounded twice, once in France on 23 of July 1916 (it was a general shrapnel wound to the face) and second time also in France but a year after, on 5 September 1917 (accidentally wounded in the hip by Pte Kelliher).He was killed in Action on 2nd of November in the year of 1917.

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