Allan Henderson HISLOP


HISLOP, Allan Henderson

Service Number: 4057
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, Germany, 18 October 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Niederzwehren Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, East Brisbane War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Mar 1916: Involvement SN 4057, 25th Infantry Battalion
28 Mar 1916: Embarked SN 4057, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Brisbane
18 Oct 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 4057, 25th Infantry Battalion

Corporal Allan Henderson Hislop

From AWM short biography

4057 Corporal Allan Henderson Hislop was born in St Mary's on 6 October 1895, the fourth of five children and only son of David and Annie Hislop. He was a tailors cutter on enlistment in 25 Battalion, 10 Reinforcements on 4 September 1915 aged 19. He had previously seen three years service in the Militia.

Leaving Australia for overseas service on 29 March 1916, Hislop disembarked at Marseilles on 5 June. He was appointed acting corporal on 24 June but reverted to private on 16 July when he joined his battalion in the field. He was appointed lance corporal on 17 July.

On 29 July 1916, Hislop was reported missing during the 25th Battalion's first attack on Pozieres. He was confirmed as a prisoner of war on 30 August. Hislop had arrived at Gottingen Prisoner of War Camp in Germany on 7 August and was admitted to the camp hospital suffering wounds to his left hand and thigh. Hislop's left hand was amputated but he developed numerous abscesses on his body and passed away from an abscess to his heart at 8.30am on 18 October 1916.

Originally buried in the neighbouring Gottingen Military Cemetery, Hislop was relocated to Niederzwehren Cemetery in 1924 when four permanent Commonwealth cemeteries were established to house the graves of servicemen who had died in Germany.

After Hislop's family was informed of Allan's death they arranged to have four badges made in his honour, one for each of his four sisters - Evelyn, Margaret 'Meg', Annie Estella 'Essie' and Beryl. Only this badge, believed to be Evelyn's, is known to still exist.

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