Frederick Francis ALLEN

ALLEN, Frederick Francis

Service Number: 3955
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness, France, 26 October 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot IV. Row J. Grave 24.
Memorials: Annandale War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1915: Involvement Driver, 3955, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Argyllshire embarkation_ship_number: A8 public_note: ''
10 Apr 1915: Embarked Driver, 3955, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
26 Oct 1918: Involvement Sergeant, 3955, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3955 awm_unit: 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade awm_rank: Sergeant awm_died_date: 1918-10-26

Great Sydney Central Station Honour Board

Frederick Francis ALLEN, (Service Number 3955) born in 1886 in Plymouth, England, had spent nine years in the Royal Navy before purchasing his discharge. Both upper arms bore dragon tattoos. He was employed on and off by the NSWGR as a labourer from 1910, before becoming permanent as a ‘boilermakers’ helper’ at Eveleigh in 1912. When he enlisted in the AIF in January 1915 he stated his occupation as ‘blacksmith’s striker’.
Embarked from Sydney for Gallipoli, where he landed in November 1915, by the end of March 1916 he was in France with his artillery unit. He had a few days of illness and was promoted but reverted to the ranks at his own request, in 1917. In 1918 he re-joined his unit in July after a fortnight in a rest camp and was promoted to Bombardier and then to Sergeant in September.
On 25 October he was admitted to hospital at Abbeville with Influenza and died early the following morning of bronchial pneumonia. He was buried in the Abbeville Cemetery, Military Section.
(NAA B2455-3029560)

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