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Allen A McINNES

Regimental number1725
Place of birthLake Cargelligo, New South Wales
SchoolLake Cargelligo Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButcher
AddressMount Boorathumb, Guabalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, A McInnes, Mount Boorathumb, Guabalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Westhoek, September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

Mention in Corps Routine Orders


Recommendation date: 14 October 1917"

FateKilled in Action 28 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918 France
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialLongeau British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
86
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Allan and Mary MCINNES. Native of Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'On three consecutive nights - 17th, 18th, 19th September near WESTHOEK he was working in the forward area in charge of the packhorses and limbers carrying S.A.A., bombs, water and rations forward. Although continually shelled he displayed great courage and determination in conducting the horses and drivers through the shell fire, and separating his horses so as to minimise the casualties, never leaving his job until it was completed. He showed a splendid example to the drivers by his courage. The work was of great importance to the men in the firing line. Three drivers were killed and two wounded, and twelve horses killed and wounded during the time they were engaged on this work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 546 Pte Colin Dugald McINNES, 12th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 13 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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