|Place of birth||South Brisbane, Queensland|
|School||Junction Park State School, South Brisbane, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||3 Jennings Street, Alexandria, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, A Allen, 3 Jennings Street, Alexandria, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Sereved for 2 years in 14th Battery Australian Field Artillery, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/29/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Flers, France|
|Age at death||22.8|
|Place of burial||AIF Burial Ground (Plot I, Row A, Grave 9), Grass Lane, Flers, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Father: Alfred ALLEN|
|Family/military connections||Cousin to Lieut Charles King 1st Australian Field Engineers MM.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 4 April 1915.
Admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 11 May 1915 (fever); transferred to duty, 26 May 1915; returned to Gallipoli.
Disembarked Alexandria, 4 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation), and rejoined Base Details, Suez Road Camp.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.
Killed in action, 12 April 1918.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalFather originally requested that the Star of David be placed on his son's headstone, apparently not appreciating that this was the symbol of the Jewish faith; on being informed of this, he requested that instead the Cross be used [see father's letter to Base Records, 3 March 1920].
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ALLEN Charles|