Ernest John Allen

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Ernest John Allen
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 20 May 1924
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 24 Feb 1994, aged 69
Place of Death Kelmscott, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years old
Occupation Farm hand
Religion Church of England
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Ernest Allen
Military Information
Reg Number 81020
Date of Enlistment 16 Jun 1942
Rank Leading Aircraftman
Unit/Formation No. 110 Mobile Fighter Control Unit RAAF
Military Movement
1st Departure from Australia
Journey Dates 18 Jan 1945 ‒ 31 Jan 1945
Transport Details USAT Mexico Victory Darwin to Morotai
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Ernest John Allen
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Headstone Information
Date of Birth 1925
Age at Death 69 years
Transcription In loving memory of Ernest John Allen. Died 24th Feb 1994 aged 69 years.

Pre War

War Service

Ernest enlisted in the RAAF at No. 4 RAAF Recruiting Centre on 16 Jun 1942, mustered as a General Hand - Works. later the same day he was sent to No. 4 Recruit Depot RAAF to undertake No. P167 Recruit Drill Course. On completion he was posted to No. 77 Squadron RAAF which was moving to the Northern Territory. However, before it moved he was designated to join No. 4 Service Flying Training School RAAF at Geraldton where on 16 Dec 1942 he was appointed Leading Aircraftman. He was then, on 19 Jan 1943 posted to the No. 72 Operational Base Unit RAAF and he remained with them until he was posted to No. 75 Operational Base Unit RAAF on 12 Oct 1943.

On 27 May 1944 Ernest was posted to No. 1 Embarkation Depot RAAF in Victoria to prepare for service in northern Australia or beyond. Two days later he was transferred to No. 4 Personnel Depot RAAF in South Australia, to prepare for a move to the Northern Territory. While there he completed No. 30 Radio Telephony Operators course. On 25 Jun 1944 Ernest was remustered as a Radio Telephony Operator and he reverted to Aircraftman as is normal on re-mustering, but was the same day reappointed as a Leading Aircraftman. On 5 Sep 1944 he was posted to No. 2 Reserve Personnel Pool RAAF which was then at Coomalie in the Northern Territory. The following day, 6th September, he was posted to No. 110 Mobile Fighter Control Unit RAAF then located at Sattler in the Northern Territory. He moved with them to Morotai in late January 1945. On 27 Feb 1945 he was charged with having "Without urgent necessity, quits his duty in that he left his place of duty without authority." He was awarded 4 days Confined to Barracks.

His next posting was caused when the bulk of his unit was re designated Air Defence HQs Morotai. After hostilities had ended, Ernest was transferred on 18 Sep 1945 to 11 Group HQs acting as a holding unit until he was posted home to No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF on 4 Dec 1945. On 14 Jan 1946 he was transferred to their Discharge Section and was discharged on 5 Feb 1946.

Post War

During 1954 Ernest married Wendy Estelle Rogers in Perth.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Clarke road, Armadale, farmer; 1963 - 1980 at 36 Little John road, Armadale, carpenter.


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