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Regimental number108
Place of birthSeymour, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
AddressTaranna, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Egbert Allen, Taranna, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave 38), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Egbert and Lucy ALLEN
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 329 Pte Edwin ALLEN, 40th Bn, killed in action, 28 July 1917; 4436 Pte Leslie ALLEN, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 3-4 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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