Richard Ash Hanniford ALLEN

ALLEN, Richard Ash Hanniford

Service Number: 3452
Enlisted: 27 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 27 July 1896
Home Town: East Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway porter
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 11 August 1968, aged 72 years
Cemetery: Mount Gravatt Cemetery & Crematorium
Plot: MON-1A-3-370
Memorials: East Brisbane War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3452, Brisbane, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3452, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3452, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
19 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 26th Infantry Battalion
5 Feb 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3452, 26th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", GSW (right shoulder)
8 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3452, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

The two enlisted children of Richard Ash Hannaford Allen and Marie Amy Elizabeth (née Birch) Allen of East Brisbane, Queensland:-

(Q24480), QX8774 Pte. Eric Samuel Henry Allen (/explore/people/657138) - did not deploy from Australia, but served during the Second World War;

3452 Pte. Richard Ash Hanniford Allen - returned to Australia.

'PERSONAL NOTES.

News was received yesterday that Corporal R. A. H. Allen has been wounded in action. He enlisted when 19, and has been nearly three years on active service in France. Corporal Allen, who was an employee of the Queensland Railway Service at the time he enlisted, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. H. Allen, Norman-street, East Brisbane.' - from The Brisbane Courier 17 Sep 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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