Ronald Henry ALLEN

ALLEN, Ronald Henry

Service Number: 3999
Enlisted: 17 July 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Portarlington, Victoria, 21 January 1893
Home Town: Portarlington, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Portarlington State School
Occupation: Fisherman
Died: Natural causes, Geelong, Victoria, 2 November 1956, aged 63 years
Cemetery: Portarlington Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Portarlington War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3999, 29th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
21 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3999, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
21 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3999, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Melbourne
27 Sep 1917: Wounded Polygon Wood, Shell wound - right arm
7 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 3999, 29th Infantry Battalion

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Two gallant sons of Mr and Mrs H. Allen, Gellibrand street, Portarlington, heard the call of duty and nobly responded. Private J. N. Allen enlisted on January 10, 1915, and after being in camp at Broadmeadows sailed for Egypt on May 6 following. He was drummer in the 22nd Battalion. He arrived in Egypt on June 10, and left for Gallipoli in August, and was on the Peninsula until the evacuation. He also saw service at Tel-el-Kebir, and was in several desert actions. On reaching France he took on the dangerous work of stretcher-bearer until August 5, 1916, when he was reported missing. His younger brother, Private R. H. Allen, enlisted in July, 1916, and sailed for England on October 21 of the same year. He saw active service with a machine gun section, and in September was reported as having been wounded somewhere in Belgium. Both lads were leading members of the Portarlington Football Club." - from the Melbourne Winner 31 Oct 1917 (