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Pentland ALLEN

Regimental number4
Place of birthEdithburgh, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationVeterinary surgeon
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, F W Allen, Edithburgh, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of disease 16 April 1918
Age at death39
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row A, Grave 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick William and Janet ALLEN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 April 1918
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLEN Pentland

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