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Stanley Gordon ALLEN

Regimental number5027
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Address6 Claxton Street, North Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs A R Allen, 1009 Main Street, Ballarat West, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorous Sevice Medal


Work from 14-23 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 26 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallantry and untiring devotion to duty during the period 14th September, 1918 to 23rd September, 1918 when the Battalion was engaged in the forward area at JEANCOURT. This N.C.O. who was at that time Acting Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant personally supervised the distribution of rations to men in the forward posts and very frequently at great personal risk he visited all the posts to ensure that all men received ample rations. His individual effort did much towards adding comfort to the men under the trying circumstances and his cheery nature and utter disregard of danger was an inspiring example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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