Angus Sutherland ALLEN MC


ALLEN, Angus Sutherland

Service Number: 301
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moruya, New South Wales, 21 April 1896
Home Town: Kensington, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Petersham Public School
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Ebblinghem, France, 21 July 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 301, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 301, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 301, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 301, 4th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
1 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion
5 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 4th Infantry Battalion
1 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Infantry Battalion
21 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 4th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Angus Sutherland ALLEN was born on 21st April, 1896 in Moruya, NSW

His parents were Victor Franklin ALLEN and Euphemia SUTHERLAND who married in Moruya in 1896


"...Captain Angus Sutherland Allen MC, 4th Battalion of Rockdale, NSW. A bank clerk prior to enlistment, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Euripides (A14) on 20 October 1914, as a Private with the service number 301. In 1918, with the rank of Lieutenant, he was awarded a Military Cross (MC) for brilliant services rendered to his battalion during strenuous fighting in front of Meteren and Merris, France. Promoted to Captain, he was wounded in action near Merris on 11 July 1918 and died of wounds on 21 July 1918 at the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ebblinghem, France, aged 22. He is buried in the Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France." - SOURCE (