21/09/1914- Completed Medical Examination Blackboy Hill WA as Private
1/10/1914- Appointed Lance Corporal
15/10/1914- To ” B ” Company 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill
5/11/1914- Promoted Corporal
22/12/1914- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Ceramic ” bound for Egypt
3/02/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
12/04/1915- Embarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
2/05/1915- Reported Missing in Action Gallipoli
28/04/1916- Court of Enquiry held at Serapeum Egypt,  found MUNN to be Killed in Action near Quinns Post Gallipoli.

 

SOLDIER’S DEATH

Letter from LIEUT CURLEWIS, Bunbury WA :- ”  16th Battalion charged on the night of the 2 May 1915 at ” Dead Mans Ridge” in front of Pope’s Hill, immediately to the left of Quinns Post “.

 

AUTHORS NOTE:-

Soldiers Christian Names was ALBAN ( his father was a Minister and named his children after Saints – e.g. St Alban ). Being unfamiliar with this Christian Name, the Army incorrectly presumed his Christian Name to be Allan ).

Alban Shepherd MUNN was born at New Ferry, Cheshire, England  on 14 June 1892.

Thanks to Greg GILBERT (  Wife’s Great Uncle-  her Grandfather’s Brother ) for supplying this extra information to enhance identification of the Soldier.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star – Medal No. 14171

British War Medal – No. 7191

Victory Medal – No. 7165

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 309547

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Bridgetown War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 80

Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey – Panel No. 51.