Edmund Franklin (aka Frank Edmund) (Frank) ALLCHIN MM

Badge Number: SALM65, Sub Branch: Kensington Park
SALM65

ALLCHIN, Edmund Franklin (aka Frank Edmund)

Service Numbers: 388, SX1429, 422
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Morphettville
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: Headquarters Staff
Born: Mount Gambier, SA, 16 August 1894
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural Causes, Kensington Park, Burnside, South Australia, 3 April 1976, aged 81 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
West Rose Bed W6 005
Memorials: Mount Gambier PHR 1 RSL Pictorial Honour Roll*
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 388, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 388, 10th Infantry Battalion, Morphettville
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 388, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
1 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 10th Infantry Battalion, per service record
21 Mar 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 388, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
28 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 10th Infantry Battalion, Promoted in the field Gallipoli ANZAC - per service record
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 388, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
6 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 388, 10th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
18 Jul 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Bullecourt (Second), See link to Recommendation and Gazettal
17 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 388, 10th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

6 Nov 1939: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN SX1429, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
6 Nov 1939: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN SX1429, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Woodside, SA
18 Apr 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN SX1429, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk

Non Warlike Service

3 Sep 1945: Involvement Australian Army, Major, SN 422, Headquarters Staff
2 Apr 1951: Discharged Australian Army, Major, SN 422, Headquarters Staff

Burial at Centennial Park Cemetery

Name: Edmund Franklin
Surname: Allchin
Last Abode: Kensington Park
Date of Death: 03/04/1976
Sex: Male
Interment Location

Ashes 06/04/1976 Interred 205872 Current 22/11/2023
Location: West, Rose Bed W6, Position 005

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Biography

Frank Allchin served in both World Wars with the 10th and 2nd/10th Battalions, and after WW2 as a 'Prescribed Service List' officer in the newly fledged post-war Australian Army.  He was the Battalion Quartermaster in WW2, and later authored the 2nd/10th Battalion History 'Purple and Blue'.