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Frederick James ALLEN

Regimental number753
Place of birthCooktown Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor Mechanic
AddressCooper Camp Road, Paddington, Brisbane
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, John Geo. Allen, Cooper Camp Road, Paddington, Brisbane
Enlistment date16 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollS.S.M.
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 14 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the field. On 14 July 1918, in the attack by an enemy battalion on Musallabeh's Salient, he showed great courage and determination. Of his troop of 12 men, three were killed, four were captured, and his officer was wounded. He, with three men, held his post against at least 130 enemy, who were delayed by his resistance, and all subsequently captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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