Gordon Leslie Cameron Allen

First Name: 
Gordon
Middle Name: 
Leslie Cameron
Last Name: 
Allen
Mother's Name: 
Christina Allen (nee White)
Father's Name: 
John Mudridge Allen
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, July 30, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Company: 
B Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, July 10, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Gordon Allen (Service No 7436) was born in Grafton, N.S.W. around 1896.

He enlisted when he was 21 years old, working as a labourer, and living with his sister in Wollongong, N.S.W.

Gordon embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with the 4th Battalion, 25th Reinforcements on 31st October 1917, and arrived in England on 26th December 1917. He was admitted to hospital in England on 22nd January 1918 suffering from the mumps.

Gordon arrived in France on 1st April 1918 and joined the 4th Battalion, 11 Platoon, C Company on 25th April 1918.  At about midnight on 10th July 1918 he was involved in an attack when he was hit by pieces of shell and killed instantly.

There is no known grave for Gordon.

He is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ALLEN G L C

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