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Keith Wickham ALLEN

Regimental number2259
Place of birthShellharbour, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical gymnast
Address'Karamea', Shellharbour, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height5' 11.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Dunster Allen, 'Karamea', Shellharbour, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Gen INF Rein
Promotion date: 2 January 1919

Lieutenant


Unit: INF55
Promotion date: 2 April 1919

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 20 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No NX135936.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLEN Keith Wickham

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