Ivor Kenneth ALLISON

ALLISON, Ivor Kenneth

Service Number: VX40282
Enlisted: 24 June 1940, Caulfield, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 1917
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Teacher
Died: Died of wounds, Papua, 22 January 1943
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Grave A.1.a.18, Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville 2/12th Battalion Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

24 Jun 1940: Enlisted VX40282, Caulfield, Victoria
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lieutenant, VX40282, 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
22 Jan 1943: Involvement Lieutenant, VX40282, 2nd/12th Infantry Battalion, Buna / Gona / Sanananda "The Battle of the Beachheads" - Papua

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"Lieut. Ivor K. Allison. Killed In Action

The happiness which the arrival home on leave of their son, Keith, caused in the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Allison, of “Paroo,” Lyndhurst, was sadly shattered last week by grave news of their other boy, Lieut. Ivor Kenneth Allison, who was in action against the Japs in New Guinea. Their first disturbing news was that he was missing. On top of this notification came the more hopeful tidings that he had been found and was lying wounded in hospital. Then on January 26, came the tragic news that Ivor had died of his wounds. The Allison family only came to Lyndhurst about three years ago but in that time they have earned the liking and respect of the whole neighborhood. Ivor was a schoolteacher and at the time of his enlistment just on three years ago, was studying at the Teachers’ College. A fine, gentlemanly, clean-living young Australian, he was a type this country can ill afford to lose. He had been through a number of officer’s schools to gain specialised knowledge to equip him to serve his country and had an impressive military background. In the clash in which he received his fatal wounds he had only been in action 3 days. He died on January 22, a brave young Australian, counting not even life itself too great a sacrifice, to make for his country. To his bereaved parents, brothers, and sisters and to his young wife, formerly Miss Betty Glen, of 47 Old Violet street, Bendigo, we extend our sympathy." - from the Dandenong Journal 03 Feb 1943 (nla.gov.au)