William Alexander McMeekin ALLEN


ALLEN, William Alexander McMeekin

Service Number: 400198
Enlisted: 21 July 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 144 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Armadale, Victoria, 19 May 1915
Home Town: Armadale, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Loch State School, Scotch College, Melbourne & Geelong College, Geelong
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, 11 April 1942, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

21 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 400198, Aircrew Training Units
1 Aug 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Airman Pilot, SN 400198, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
11 Apr 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 400198, No. 144 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Deaths Jun 1942 Allen William A 25 E.Elloe7a 579
The district E.Elloe is an alternative name for East Elloe and it is in the county of Lincolnshire.


He was 25 and the son of William Alexander and Ethel Isabel Duncan Allen; husband of Betty Allen, of Windsor, Victoria, Australia.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Crash Report

Airborne from North Luffenham on an operational bombing sortie. On return, the aircraft suffered single engine failure in flight and crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing with the undercarriage down at Wrights Farm, Gedney Marsh. 
RAFVR Sergeant Georgie Frederick JOHNSON and RAFVR Sergeant Frank WOODFIELD also died in this incident.

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Alexander McMeekin ALLEN was born on 19th May, 1915 in Armadale, Victoria

His parents were William Alexander ALLEN & Ethel Isabel Duncan McMEEKIN who married in Victoria in 1914

He married Betty PULLEN on 22nd February, 1941 in Lismore, NSW

William is buried in St Matthews Churchyard, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England