Arthur William ALLMOND

ALLMOND, Arthur William

Service Number: 3359
Enlisted: 16 September 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Durham, England, 1872
Home Town: Magill, Campbelltown, South Australia
Schooling: Public School,South Australia
Occupation: Postal Employee
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium, 26 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial - Rose Park, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Officers of S.A. Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department HR, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnside & District - Fallen Soldiers Memorial Trees - Rose Park, Magill Honour Board, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3359, 50th Infantry Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3359, 50th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3359, 50th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Husband of Katie Anne ALLMOND, of Park St MAGILL, a suburb of Adelaide, South  Australia.  He was a postal worker at the time of his enlistment.

Arthur Allmond was only in the field for approximately 1 month before he was killed in action, in the Third Ypres campaign, which had begun in late July 1917.  He joined his battalion the 50th on August 25th 1917 and was killed in action on September 26th 1917. According to records he was buried near Westhoek, 2 miles SW of Zonnebeke. Due to the German advance and constant shelling the grave was subsequently lost. At this time the 50th was in action at Polygon Wood and the reference to his grave location places him in this battle.

Like many AIF men he was found guilty of being AWL on August 20th and lost 2 days pay as a result.