The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Martin Allen|
Name of Ancestor: Martin Allen
Ancestor's date of birth: 20/10/1875
Ancestor's date of death: 03/03/1958
Cause of Death: Age related
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Details not provided
Service Number: 114
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Stanthorpe
Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 495
Contingent: Fifth Queensland
Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 06/05/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Details not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Details not provided
Details of service in war: April 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal, Free State including defeat at Mokari Drift (27 September 1901), and Natal border campaign including stand at Onverwacht (4 January 1902) where 13 died and 17 wounded.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 30 April 1902 on St Andrew and train from Sydney. No further details provided.
Name of Descendant: Madelene McClelland, Bell QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: great niece