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Arthur Frederick Allen

Portrait Cairo in May 1942. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait Cairo in May 1942. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Allen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 38479 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 November 1909 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of William Arthur Allen and of Ada Florence Allen (nee Scott), of Hastings Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 1 May 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 3 Townley Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M.H. Allen (wife), Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    • 1937 Arthur Frederick ALLEN married Mary Harthill DUNCAN Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 1 May 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 38479 AWMM
  • Military service
    Cadets - 5 years (Sergeant) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arthur Allen was the son of William Arthur Allen and Ada Florence Allen (nee Scott) of Hastings, Hawke's Bay. Both parents were from England. When he enlisted his father was deceased and his mother's surname was Newman. He was the husband of Mary Harthill Allen of Gisborne.

    An interesting collection of letters written in transit from New Zealand and from Africa and Italy is held in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Library Manuscript Collection. (reference MS99/31) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    CassinoItaly AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI. B. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • The New Zealand Herald dated 29 February 1944 reported that Captain Allen had been killed in action. AWMM
    • Allen. —In ever loving memory of our dear husband and father, Capt. Arthur F. Allen, who was killed in action at Cassino February 18, 1944. Dearly loved and deeply mourned. —lnserted by his wife and little daughter Lesley. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 June 2023 - ROLL OF HONOUR IN MEMORIAM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      Weekly News, 1944 AWMM
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp. 66, 185, 414. AWMM
    • Allen, Arthur Frederick. letters 1941-1944. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 99/31. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      An article about the war commemorations in Cassino featured in the (2004, May 28). New Zealand Herald. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.10 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
22 January 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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