Herbert ALLEN

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ALLEN, Herbert

Service Number: 81
Enlisted: 17 March 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Hampstead, London, February 1891
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Brownleigh Street School
Occupation: Night porter/Grocer's assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

17 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 81, 21st Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 81, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 81, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 81, 21st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 81, 21st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

Herbert was born in 1891 in Hampstead, London, to Alfred and Martha Allen. He was the youngest of six children, having four brothers and one sister. Herbert was employed as a baker's assistant. He emigrated to Australia and was engaged to an Australian girl, Florence, who lived at 4 Menzies Avenue, Brighton Beach, Melbourne. He enlisted in the war, and was killed at the age of 26. His fiancee kept in contact with his relatives in England until shortly before her death in the 1970s.