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Trooper George Allen

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: George Edward Allen

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/02/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 1967

Cause of Death: Old age

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Worked as a Groom (ie looked after horses) in Sydney

Service Number: 1484

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: 3rd Australian Commonwealth Horse (NSW)

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War military service.

Murray Page: 178

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Englishman, Date of Sailing: 08/04/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Nil from Boer War.

Personal Characteristics: Life time interest in the welfare of ex-comrades. Height 164 cm, of dark complexion with brown hair and brown eyes.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Unit landed in time to escort delegates to the peace conference, did not see active service.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 9-13 August 1902 on the Drayton Grange. Became Metropolitan Superintendent of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police in NSW.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Trevor Allen, Mosman NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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