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Leslie George ALLEN

Regimental number975
Date of birth--/03/1889
ReligionBaptist
OccupationClerk
Address105 Rupert Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Allen, 105 Rupert Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollSea Transport Service
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF28
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF28
Promotion date: 1 January 1917

Captain


Unit: INF28
Promotion date: 21 October 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'For consistently good work as commander, and Lewis Gun officer. He has shown splendid devotion to duty.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

Military Cross


For conspicuous bravery in action near Warlencourt on 2 March 1917, when he led the attack against Malt Trench with great dash.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized a bombing attack at a critical time, and succeeded in capturing the enemy's position. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3348 Corporal Horace Beresford ALLEN, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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