Joseph Victor Allen
From Our Contribution
|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|
5'6½" (1.69m) tall ; 154lbs|
69.853 kg; tanned complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Seventh road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Violet Isla Cassie Allen|
|Date of Enlistment||8 Apr 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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
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.
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.