John Percival (Percy) ALLAN

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ALLAN, John Percival

Service Number: 3696
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, 25 July 1897
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Bedford House Cemetery
Plot: Enclosure No.4 III. C. 11.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gympie & Widgee War Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3696, Brisbane, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3696, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3696, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
13 Oct 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3696, 25th Infantry Battalion, Shell wound (head and face)
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3696, 25th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

"The Great War

Mr John Allan, Davies Street, has been advised that his nephew, Private John Percival (Percy) Allan, was killed in action in France on the 4th October, 1917. Deceased was a son of Joseph P. Allan, formerly of Holilmans Ltd., but now of Gympie. He was 20 years of age, and was a native of Charters Towers." from the Townsville Bulletin 29 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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