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Percy Henry David ALLENGAME

Regimental number1866
Place of birthMacclesfield, South Australia
SchoolCooks Plain and Coonalpyn Public Schools, South Australia
AddressTailem Bend, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.75"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Allengame, Tailem Bend, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1966
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death24.9
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Commonwealth of Australia Postmaster General's Department Roll of Honour ('Officers from South Australia who gave their lives in the Great War. To the Glorious Dead'), Main Hall, GPO, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: Henry George and Sarah ALLENGAME
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4983 Lance Corporal Frederick William ALLENGAME, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 16 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded to 32nd Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Note on Red Cross File No 70302: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 2111 Pte C.G.G. SMITH, 32nd Bn (patient, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford), 27 October [1916]: Informant states that on July 20th. at Fleur Baix (sic) the Battn made an attack on German Trenches at about 3.3.0 a.m. Informant was wounded and lying by the side of a shell hole in which he saw the body of Pte Allengame whom he knew well. This was between the German and English Trenches but nearer the English. The Germans counter-attacked but were in time unsuccessful. The body remained when Informant was picked up.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLENGAME Percy Henry David
Red Cross file 70302

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