Joseph Victor Allen

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Joseph Victor Allen
Personal Information
Date of Birth 29 Jan 1899
Place of Birth Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Death 21 Dec 1975, aged 75
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 43 years, 2 months
Description 5'6½" (1.69m) tall ; 154lbs
69.853 kg
; tanned complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Church of England
Address Seventh road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Violet Isla Cassie Allen
Military Information
Reg Number W62065
Date of Enlistment 8 Apr 1942
Rank Lance Corporal
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

During 1927 Joe married Isla Cassie Ivy Ramm (1907-1975) in Perth.

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 at Armadale, orchardist; 1931 - 1943 at Clarke road Armadale, orchardist

War Service

Enlisted in the VDC on 22 Mar 1942 ta Armadale. On 1 Jul 1942 he was appointed a Lance Corporal in 'D' Company. Joe was given a new regimental number (W62071) on 10 Nov 1943, and on 16 Feb 1944 he was discharged (Struck off Strength) at his own request. Total service was 1 year 323 days.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Clarke road, Armadale, orchardist; 1954 - 1958 at Seventh road, Armadale, primary producer; 1968 - 1972 at 3194 Albany highway, Armadale, labourer

During 1962 Joe and Isla enjoyed a 25 day holiday abroad, returning to Australia from Singapore on 2 May 1962 aboard the MV Gorgon, travelling 1st Class. Isla died on 26 Jul 1975 aged 67 in Armadale.


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