Henry Ogilvie Allom (Jnr)
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|Date of Birth||22 Mar 1897|
|Place of Birth||Tararu, New Zealand|
|Death||16 Nov 1981, aged 84|
|Place of Death||Nedlands, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||19 years, 8 months|
5'6¾ " (1.70m) tall ; 132 lbs|
59.874 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair ; scars on chin
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Henry Ogilvie Allom (Snr)|
|Date of Enlistment||30 Oct 1916|
|Unit/Formation||44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement / 11th Brigade, 3rd Division|
|Date of Embarkation||29 Jan 1917 ‒ 27 Mar 1917|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A28 Miltiades Fremantle to Devonport|
|Date of Return||28 Aug 1919 ‒ 15 Oct 1919|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A61 Kanowna|
Wounded in Action 4 Oct 1917 at Broodseinde |
Returned to Australia
Kelmscott War Memorial |
Kelmscott-Armadale Parish Roll of Honour
British War Medal |
At Blackboy Hill camp, Henry was allocated to the 7th reinforcement draft for the 44th Battalion soon after he entered camp on 3 Jan 1917. Within a month of joining, he was on a ship to England. He was one of eight men (Stephen Gittins, James Peter Henderson MM & Bar, Stanley Thomas Marsh, Thomas Alfred Osborne, Leonard Alfred Sawtell, Harold Hopgood Surman, and Frederick White) with local ties who made the voyage to England together. They were from an array of reinforcement drafts for the 11th, 16th, 28th, 44th and 51st Battalions as well as to the Railway Unit.
On arrival in England, Henry was sent first to the Fovant Details Depot where he appears to have spent some time in hospital. He then joined the 11th Training Battalion at Larkhill north of Salisbury on 18 Apr 1917. While in training Henry was AWOL from midnight 6 Jul 1917 until 1:30pm on 13 Jul 1917, and was held in custody for two days while awaiting trial. Found guilty, he was awarded 7 days Field Punishment No. 2 and the forfeiture of 16 day's pay.
On 20 Aug 1917 he proceeded to France via Southampton, and joined the 44th Battalion at Saint Pierre in France on 1 Sep 1917.
On 4 Oct 1917 the 44th Battalion was involved in the attack on Broodseinde Ridge to the right of the village. During the battle Henry received a GSW to his face requiring him to be treated first at the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, before being admitted to the 16th General Hospital in Le Tréport. After time in the 3rd Convalescent Depot, he rejoined the battalion (again located at Saint Pierre) on 25 Oct 1917 and remained with them until he enjoyed a fortnight's leave from 4 - 18 Sep 1018 in England. However, barely had he rejoined the battalion then he was hospitalised on 27 Sep 1918 via the 11th Australian Field Ambulance and the 37th Casualty Clearing Station. Admitted to the 39th General Hospital in le Havre with VD he was released after 38 days treatment. He rejoined his battalion on 3 Dec 1918 and enjoyed leave to the UK from 8 - 22 Mar 1919 before returning to France and rejoining the 44th Battalion.
On 24 Apr 1919 Henry was again admitted to the 39th General Hospital with VD, and the next day boarded HMHS Goorkha for England where he entered the 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital at Bulford on 28 Apr 1919. He was discharged on 1 May 1919 after 8 days ineffective service. He also required treatment for a septic foot from the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital on 23 Jun 1919 prior to his return home.
Henry was discharged by the 5th Military District on 23 Nov 1919.
354th Casualty List. Wounded - Allom, Henry Ogilvie (Cue). 
Henry is included on a list of those returning to Australia on the Kanowna.  Electoral Roll entries - 1925 an architect; 1931 prospecting at Tyndalls near Coolgardie with his brothers. On 21 Dec 1930 Henry married Stella Elizabeth Brownfield and they lived at 96 Tyrell street, Nedlands, with Henry working as an architect, remaining there until his death. However, in 1932 along with his father and brothers he sought gold mining lease 5269 at Coolgardie, and there is information that has him still involved with gold mining on lease 5269 as late as June 1942.
Served during WW2 with the Citizen Military Forces as a Lieutenant in the RAE (Field Company). He enlisted on 26 Oct 1940 and served until 4 Jun 1945
Field punishment could be awarded by a court martial or a commanding officer for any offence committed on active service. There were two categories of field punishment. Field punishment No. 2 consisted of heavy labouring duties, and several hours a day shackled . All offenders awarded field punishment would march with their unit, carry their arms and accoutrements, perform all their military duties as well as extra fatigue duties, and be treated as defaulters.
- "354th CASUALTY LIST.". Western Mail. XXXII, (1,666). Western Australia. 30 November 1917. p. 34. Retrieved 16 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "COMING HOME.". The West Australian. XXXV, (5,442). Western Australia. 16 September 1919. p. 5. Retrieved 16 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.