Eustice Reveley (Barney) ALLEN

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ALLEN, Eustice Reveley

Service Number: 6707
Enlisted: 27 April 1916, Kadina, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 12 November 1884
Home Town: Wallaroo, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street Public School
Occupation: Clerk/acting Station Master (S.A.R.)
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 6 October 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide HB09 South Australian Railways - Adelaide Railway Station*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

27 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6707, Kadina, South Australia
7 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6707, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
7 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6707, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6707, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

Son of George ALLEN and Esther nee EDGE

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

"DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE

ALLEN.— Killed in action in France on 6th October, Eustace R. (Tom), late of S.A. Railways, Wallaroo, dearly beloved son of Esther and the late George Allen of 169, Halifax-street, City, aged 33." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 24 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

"LATE PRIVATE E. R. ALLEN.

Private Eustace R. (Tom) Allen, who was killed in action in France on October 6, was a son of the late Mr. George Allen and Mrs. E. Allen, of 160 Halifax Street, Adelaide. He left Australia with the 22nd reinforcements of the 10th Battalion on November 7, 1916, and reached France early this year. He was 33 years old, and was for several years on the railway staff at Wallaroo, where at the time of enlisting he was relieving stationmaster.   His genial disposition and kind heartedness made him a great favorite. He was a member of the Princess Royal Masonic Lodge, a past arch Druid of the Federal lodge, U.A.O.D., and a foundation member of the Wallaroo branch of the Buffalo lodge. His brother is on active service in France." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 29 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

"A MEMORIAL PHOTO

On Friday last, at the Wallaroo goods office, an enlarged photo of the late Corporal E. R. Allen, was unveiled by the Traffic Superintendent (Mr. P. B. O'Malley, who spoke in terms of appreciation of the late soldier. Foreman T. French and Mr. W. McNeice endorsed the remarks. The late Corporal Allen was for some years prior to his enlistment stationed at Wallaroo, and filled the position of acting-stationmaster for some time. His genial nature endeared him to all, both in and out of the service." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 05 Feb 1918 (nla.gov.au)

 

"IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE.

ALLEN.— In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Eustace, killed in action, October 6, 1917. —Inserted by his loving mother, brothers, Rupert and Harold, and sister, Amy.

ALLEN.— In loving memory of our dear brother, Eustace, who was killed in action, October 6, 1017. —Inserted by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Violet.

ALLEN.— In loving memory of our dear comrade, E. R. (Barney) Allen, killed in action on the 6th October, 1917.— Inserted on behalf of his railway mates, Wallaroo, J. J. O'Brien and "Daddy" White." - from the Adelaide Register 06 Oct 1919 (nla.gov.au)

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