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Alfred George Allanson

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Alfred George Allanson
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 Dec 1871
Place of Birth Deniliquin, New South Wales
Death 3 Sep 1954, aged 82
Place of Death North Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 43 years, 6 months
Description 5'5½" (1.66m) tall ; 142 lbs
64.41 kg
; fresh complexion ; grey eyes ; grey hair
Occupation Saddler
Religion Roman Catholic
Address NOK 7 Emmerson street, Leederville, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Isabella Ann Allanson
Military Information
Reg Number 2817
Date of Enlistment 17 Jul 1916
Rank Saddler Sergeant
Unit/Formation March 1917 reinforcements, posted to 4th Battalion, Camel Corps.
Date of Embarkation 22 May 1917 ‒ 20 Jun 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A42 Boorara
Date of Return 4 Mar 1919 ‒ 31 Mar 1919
Ship Returned On HMAT A15 Port Sydney
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal



Pre War

Married Isabella Ann Allen on 15 Apr 1903 in Kanowna, Western Australia. Son John Aubrey born 22 May 1908 (d. 1967) Electoral Roll entries - 1906 - 1910 publican at Isabella street, Kanowna with Isabella Ann; 1910 saddler at Moora; 1916 at No 6 Mill, Jarrahdale

War Service

Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 17 Jul 1916, and a fortnight later was earmarked for the 18th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion. However his saddlery skills were thought to be more akin to the Light Horse and so he is made a member of their reinforcement draft.

On 16 May 1917 he is transferred to the Camel Corps before embarking in Fremantle for Egypt a week later.

In Egypt he spent time in the isolation camp at Moascar on his arrival, before being posted to the Anzac Reserve Depot in Abbassia on 23 Aug 1918. Once there he was allocated to the 4th Battalion of the Camel Corps and joined them in the field on 21 Dec 1917. Made temporary Saddlery Sergeant on arrival, the rank was made permanent on 13 Mar 1918.

On 17 Jun 1918 he transferred to the 5th Brigades Details camp in Moascar, before being posted to the 15th Light Horse Regiment at Moascar on 15 Feb 1919 and then moved to Kantana. Granted early repatriation he traveled home in March 1919.

Discharged 5th Military District 1 May 1919.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 saddler at Dwellingup; 1931 - 1954 a packer at 67 Emmerson street, Balkatta with Isabella, but also Aubrey John (1931-6); Following Alfred's death the Master of the Supreme Court wrote to the Army seeking confirmation of service as he was unable to finalise the estate of Alfred, and that as a result his wife was facing difficulties, including access to the bank account.

Notes

Enlistment documents show place of birth as Avoca, Victoria where 3 siblings were born before the family moved back to Deniliquin by 1878


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