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Horace Alfred ALLEN

Regimental number5027
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressKooralong, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMrs D S Thompson, Kooralong, Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 2 years 6 months in the Volunteer Cadets.
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/100/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date5 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 15 June 1916 (ingrowing toe nail); discharged to duty, 19 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 24 August 1916 (cholecystitis); transferred to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 27 August 1916 (haemorroids); to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, 28 August 1916; to England on board HS 'Newhaven', 15 September 1916, and admitted to Northampton War Hospital, 16 September 1916 (cholcorystitis: severe); discharged on furlough, 31 March 1917, to report to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 April 1917. Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 May 1917 (ingrowing toe nail); discharged for duty at 1 AAH, 12 June 1917. Admitted sick to 1 AAH, 28 July 1917 (stomach trouble, gastric); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'New Zealand', 28 August 1917 (vomiting after gassing); disembarked Melbourne; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 5 December 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 August 1973

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