19/08/1914- To 11th Battalion 3rd Infantry Brigade as Private
2/03/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Meditteranean Expeditionary Forces for Gallipoli Peninsula
28/06/1915- Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Gunshot Wound Right Shoulder & Left Arm ) – Admitted 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station
8/07/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt ex Gallipoli
15/07/1915- Admitted 2nd Australian General Hospital Mena House Cairo Egypt
4/08/1915- Transferred No. 2 Convalescent Hospital Helouan Egypt then to Australian & New Zealand Convalescent Hospital Helouan
15/08/1915- Embarkes Egypt for Australia per “Themistocles “- Medically Unfit
11/12/1915- Discharged from Service
9/11/1916- Re-attested and embarked Fremantle on “Argyllshire ”
10/01/1917- Disembarked Devonport England ex Australia to 13th Training Battalion Codford England
12/02/1917- Detached to Grenade Bombing School Lyndhurst England
21/02/1917- Admitted Hospital Brockenhurst England ( Mumps )
5/03/1917- Admitted Red Cross Hospital Lyndhurst England
10/03/1917- Qualified as Bombing Instructor in Bomb Throwing at Lyndhurst
11/04/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex England
1/05/1917- Transferred 51st Battalion in the field France- Issued New Service No. 2856
28/06/1917- Appointed LANCE CORPORAL in the field France
21/08/1917- Awarded MILITARY MEDAL
24/10/1917- Wounded in Action France ( Severe Gunshot Wound Back ) ex 2nd Canadian Clearing Station
26/10/1917- Admitted 6th General Hospital Rouen France
14/11/1917- Evacuated/Admitted 1st Southern General Hospita lStourbridge Birmingham England
15/01/1918- Granted Leave England
2/02/1918- Admitted No. 3 Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
8/02/1918- Admitted Tidworth Military Hospital England ( Aphonia )
6/03/1918- Discharged to Training Depot Hurdcott England ex Hospital
7/05/1918- To Camp Isolation Hospital England ( Scabies )
31/05/1918- Transferred to Machine Gun Company Details Grantham England ex 51st Battalion
2/10/1918- Proceeded Overseas Machine Gun Base Depot Camiers France ex Dover ex Parkhouse
9/10/1918-Joined 1st Machine Gun Battalion in the field France
21/03/1919- To RBAA Heytesbury England ex France
22/05/1919- Granted Leave England with Pay & Subs- Motor Mechanic- Enterprise Automobile Engineering Company, Mill Lane Bradford Street Birmingham England
4/10/1919- Discharged & Demobilized London England-  Allen had Married whilst in England & had been guaranteed employment with the Enterprise Automobile Engineering Company prior to Discharge.


Date  of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 20 December 1917

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  3378,  Position : 136

Date of London Gazette : 21 August 1917

Location in London Gazette : Page  8647,  Position  1.



Thanks to Bill Cromarty ( Grandson of Jack Allen ) for the following information :-

“Jack was visiting his Uncle in WA when the War broke out, enlisted in WA and was assigned to the 11th Battalion.  Following the War, Jack returned to his home State of Tasmania, running the Family Farm until his Death on 22 March, 1972, aged 82 years. Jack is buried at Kempton, Tasmania “.