George Henry ALLAN

ALLAN, George Henry

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 14 November 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Sea Transport Staff
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 25 May 1863
Home Town: Rose Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Retired Grazier
Died: Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 26 June 1949, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lieutenant, New South Wales Lancers

World War 1 Service

14 Nov 1914: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Captain, Sea Transport Staff
21 Feb 1917: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Captain, Sea Transport Staff

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From: In Remembrance: Hungerford and Associated Families in the Great War 1914-1918

In the Boer War he was a Lt in the NSW Lancers, later was a Capt with the 30th Bn Imperial Yeomanry.

In WWI he was a Commissioned Officer in the  Sea Transport Service

Religion:   Church of England

Occupation:   Retired Grazier

Address:  'Tourang', Old South Head Road, Rose Bay, Sydney, NSW

Age at Enlistment:   50 years and 6 months

Rank on Enlistment:   Captain

Captain Allan enlisted three times. He only appears to have made two trips out to Egypt, and return voyages, 'Voyage only'. He was on duty on the return voyages as well.

Campaigns Served:   World War I Sea Transport Service. He had also served in the Boer War.

Here are his enlistment dates, Embarkation Details, and  voyages back to Australia:   
Enlistment (1) on 14 November 1914, Liverpool, NSW; No further details given.
Enlistment (2) on 2 March 1916, possibly on HMAT A13 Katuna; Embarked from Melbourne, Vic., 9 March 1916 on board HMAT A13 Katuna, Officer in Charge of Troops, via Sydney to Suez. Return to Australia: Transport Officer on duty; Left Suez, Egypt, 29 April 1916 on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee. On duty, arriving Melbourne 31 May 1916. Appointment terminated on 3 June 1916.
Enlistment (3) on 29 September 1916, Sydney. Appointed Captain & Officer in Charge of Troops, for voyage only, on 17 October 1916. Embarked 23 November 1916 on HMAT A13 Katuna, from Sydney, 'voyage only', Officer in Charge of Troops, and Remount Officer (in charge of horses), on duty. Return to Australia: On 22(?) January 1917 on board HMAT A14 Euripides, from Suez, Egypt, on duty as Veterinary Officer, arriving Melbourne, Vic., 21 February 1917, and was discharged on that date.
Fate:   Before the war he had been living in England. He married (1) Elsie Crawford Wilson, 10 June 1885, Maidenhead, England. She did not come to Australia, and died 10 October 1939, England. He married (2) Hettie Gertrude Rebecca Middleton (nee Patey), 1 November 1939, The District Registrar's Office, Paddington, NSW.

Place of Death:   26 June 1949, 146 Hopetoun Avenue, Vaucluse, NSW

Place of Burial:   Presbyterian Section, Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, NSW

Medals/Citations:   British War Medal; Victory Medal