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John Manchester Allen

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Portrait, Weekly News 10 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 10 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Manchester AWMM
  • Surname
    Allen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 2562 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 August 1901 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Annandale, Piako, Morrinsville RD, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs E.M.B. Allen (wife), Annandale, Piako, Morrinsville RD, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 2562 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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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    • John Allen was the son of John Candlish Allen and Alice Matilda Allen (nee Manchester); husband of Ethne May Birch Allen, of Piako.

      Member of Parliament for Hauraki (1938-41)

      Commanding Officer of 21 Battalion, 17 May - 28 November 1941. AWMM
    • Graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge University.
      Farmer Public - Andrew Lloyd - Other Relative - 25 August 2015 - The Allen Family authored by Sir Stephen Shepherd Allen. (Private Circulation)
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    Sidi RezeghWestern Desert AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. A. 25. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    King's College, Auckland Roll of Honour Public - John A E - Researcher - 26 June 2015 - King's College Honour Roll compiled by John A Whelan
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Officers' Club Auckland, The Northern Club, 19 Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Parliament House first-floor main foyer, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 7 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Photographs of other related material, including a German stronghold, Rommel's HQ, views of Tobruk, desert scenes, remains of a World War 2 landmine, Sidi Rezegh, Benghazi, views of the Mediterranean, wreck of a ?WW2 aircraft? were donated by Mrs Downing and are held in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Burdon, R. (1959). p. 72 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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25 August 2015Andrew Lloyd Auckland, New ZealandOther Relative
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