Sidney Ernest ALLASON


ALLASON, Sidney Ernest

Service Numbers: 574, 7681, 7681A, 168
Enlisted: 7 October 1914, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beaufort, Victoria, Australia, 1871
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 July 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Strathbogie War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 574, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Melbourne
6 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 574, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Surada
17 Jul 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 574
16 Aug 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 7681, 9th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane
31 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7681, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
31 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7681, 9th Infantry Battalion
4 Jul 1918: Involvement Private, SN 7681A, 15th Infantry Battalion

Boer War Service

Date unknown: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 168, Australian Commonwealth Horse

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Sidney Ernest ALLASON was born Beaufort, Victoria 

His parents were Robert Keen ALLASON & Sarah JOHNSON who married in Victoria in 1872

He married Dora MARTIN in Victoria in 1905 - one daughter Sarah Elizabeth - Dora died in NSW in 1907

Sidney served in the Boer War (SN 168) as a Trooper in the 1st Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse & the Mounted Rifles and left at the end of the Boer War

He enlisted in Melbourne on 7th October, 1914 (SN 574) to serve during WW1 & embarked with the 9th Light Horse Regiment, 1st reinforcements on 6th February, 1915 on the HMAT Surada - he was returned to Australia in 1915 due to disciplinary charges and was discharged on 17th July, 1915

He re-enlisted in Brisbane on 16th August, 1917 (SN 7681) and embarked with the 9th Infantry Battalion, 26th reinforcements from Sydney on the HMAT Euripedes

Sidney was Killed in Action in France on 4th July, 1918 - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers Bretonneux Memorial