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Hamilton Edward ALLEN

Regimental number7938
Date of birth26 September 1901
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCoogee via Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.1
Height5' 6.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Atwell, Stockdale Farm, Coogee via Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Enlistment date8 February 1917
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board SS Canberra on 23 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1154 Pte Fred Hamilton ALLEN, 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 21 May 1917; 1720 Pte Richard Hamilton ALLEN, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 October 1917; Lt Joseph William ALLEN MC, 3rd Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 20 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 12 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted 8 February 1944; discharged, 1 September 1944, as WX41198 Sergeant, 22nd Field Company.
SourcesNAA: B883, ALLEN Hamilton Edward

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