Joseph ALLEN


ALLEN, Joseph

Service Number: 4224
Enlisted: 27 November 1916, Perth, WA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Lurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland, 13 May 1872
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Queens College, Belfast, Ireland
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in a mine explosion, France, 27 November 1916, aged 44 years
Cemetery: Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot I, Row C, Grave 20
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cottesloe State School WW1 Honour Board, Mosman Park Memorial Rotunda, WA State War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 4224, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '6' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Warilda embarkation_ship_number: A69 public_note: ''
1 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 4224, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company), HMAT Warilda, Fremantle
27 Nov 1916: Involvement Sergeant, SN 4224
27 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 4224, Perth, WA

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Joseph ALLEN was born in Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland in 1872

His parents were Joseph & Catherine ALLEN

He married Sarah LOWE (place & date unknown) - they arrived with son Joseph in Western Australia on the ship Australi on 17th February, 1899

He had previously served in the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Greys in the British Army for 5 years before he came to Australia & enlisted to serve in WW1 in Perth, Western Australia on 31st January, 1916 - he embarked from Fremantle, WA on the HMAT Warilda on 1st June, 1916 with the 6th Tunnelling Company

Joseph was killed in action at Loos in France on 27th November, 1916 in a german mine explosion


His son Joseph Lowe ALLEN (SN 2826) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919