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William James ALLAN

Regimental number367
Place of birthSkipton, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressSkipton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 3"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, -----Allan, Skipton, Victoria
Previous military service6th Australian Commonwealth Horse (116 days)
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentShoeing Smith
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 October 1918
Discharge date30 March 1919
Other details

War service, Egypt, Palestine.

Promoted Shoe Smith Corporal, Heliopolis, 14 December 1915.

Rejoined 4th Light Horse Regiment, ex-Details, 2 January 1916.

Promoted Acting Farrier Sergeant, Ferry Post, 26 February 1917.

Promoted Temporary Farrier Sergeant, Ferry Post, 1 March 1917.

Promoted Farrier Sergeant, Ferry Post, 20 May 1917.

Admitted to No 65 Casualty Clearing Station, Rafa, 22 July 1917; transferred to Hospital Train, 23 July 1917; to No 2 Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 23 July 1917 (blistered arm); to No 14 Australian General Hospital, 25 July 1917; to Montazah Convalescent Depot, Alexandria, 11 August 1917; discharged, 22 August 1917, and marched into 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 14 September 1917; rejoined 4th Light Horse Regiment, 19 September 1917.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Tel el Fara, 10 October 1917; transferred to Rest Camp, Maraket, 10 October 1917; rejoined unit, 20 October 1917.

Admitted to No 76 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 September 1918 (malaria); transferred to No 44 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 5 September 1918; to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 7 September 1918; discharged to leave, 24 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon' (1914 Leave), 13 October 1918; disembarked Colombo and admitted to hospital (broncho pneumonia); disembarked Melbourne, ex-HT 'Burmah', 29 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 30 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 October 1963
Age at death81
Place of burialBoroondarah Cemetery, Kew, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLAN William James

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