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Richard Eric ALLISON

Regimental number877
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionCongregational
OccupationClerk
Address60 Shepparton Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Albert Arthur Allison, 60 Shepparton Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Katuna on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

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

On Command at Divisional Gas School, 24 August 1916; rejoined unit, 27 August 1916.

Detached to Divisional Pigeon School, 16 July 1917; rejoined unit, 19 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 30 September 1917; admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 September 1917 (shrapnel wounds, right arm and left hand); transferred to No 17 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 September 1917; to No 126 Ambulance Train, 1 October 1917; to No 22 General Hospital, 2 October 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 6 October 1917; to No 13 Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 10 October 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 13 November 1917; discharged, 13 December 1917, and marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 5 January 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 7 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 January 1918; rejoined unit, 7 February 1918.

Detached to 8th Australian Infantry Bde Headquarters, 26 April 1918.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 18 May 1918; admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 May 1918 (gassed); to No 49 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1918; to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 22 May 1918; to England, 26 May 1918; to Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, 27 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 June 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 June 1918.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 20 July 1918 (Class B1A3).

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 5 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 October 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 31 October 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 2 November 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 4 November 1918.

Detached to Corps Central School, 6 January 1919; rejoined unit, 5 February 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 5 March 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanha', 8 May 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 15 June 1919; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 14 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 August 1953
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLISON Richard Eric

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