|Place of birth||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|School||Mount St Board School, Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||22|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Trafalgar Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E. Allen, 14 Bucklers Road, Hardway, Gasport, Hants, England|
|Previous military service||Royal Navy (9 years; purchased his discharge).|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 4|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||32|
|Place of burial||Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave 24), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alfred and Emily R ALLEN.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria, 14 November 1915; taken on strength of 2nd Battery, Gallipoli Peninsula, 21 November 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 3 January 1916, and mustered as a Driver the same day.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
Found guilty, 23 June 1916, of being absent without leave from 2100 hours, until 2330 hours, 16 June 1916: award, forfeits 5 days' pay.
Found guilty, 20 September 1916, of disobeying a routine order in that he was riding a horse on a cobble road faster than a walk: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, 5 March 1917 (scabies); transferred to Scabies Station, 5 March 1917; discharged, 14 March 1917.
Admitted to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 15 March 1917 (dental); discharged, 23 March 1917; rejoined 1st Field Artillery Bde, 24 March 1917.
Evacuated to hospital, 15 April 1917; admitted to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 19 April 1917 (otitis media); transferred to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Douelles, 21 April 1917 (pharyngitis); discharged, 21 April 1917; rejoined unit, 29 April 1917.
Promoted Acting Bombardier, 19 October 1917.
Reverts to the rank of Gunner at own request, 5 December 1917.
On leave, 7 February 1918; rejoined unit, 23 February 1918.
To 2nd Army Rest Camp, 1 July 1918; rejoined unit, 16 July 1918.
Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 6 September 1918.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 22 September 1918.
Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, 25 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 25 October 1918.
Died, No 3 Australian General Hospital, 26 October 1918 (pneumonia).
Buried, Abbeville Cemetery, 27 October 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ALLEN Frederick Francis|