Charles Alexander ALLEN


ALLEN, Charles Alexander

Service Number: 1614
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamilton, Victoria. , date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 25 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Portland WW1 Honour Roll, Portland War Memorial, Wallaroo WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1614, 60th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1614, 60th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
25 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 1614, 58th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 29 and the son of Jane McDonald Allen, of "Arlie," Hurd St., Portland, Victoria, and the late Charles Allen. Native of Hamilton, Victoria. His brother, Sergeant William Wallace Bentley Allen, also  aged 29 fell, too. He served with the 9th Bn. , Service Number 236. He was killed in action 25th April 1915 at Gallipoli