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Harold Gordon Allen

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Portrait King's College Honour Roll, WWI. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait King's College Honour Roll, WWI. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Allen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/686 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 July 1893 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 12 August 1914 AWMM 10 Warrington Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 George Allen (father), 10 Warrington Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/686 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    2 years at Royal Military College, Duntroon, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 August 1914 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harold Allen was the son of George Allen and Lucy Allen, of 10 Warrington Rd., Remuera, Auckland.

    He attended King's College 1906-1907 and is commemorated in their Roll of Honour. He then went on to be a farm cadet and soldier. He had been two years at Duntroon and had passed the exam for Lieutenant before the outbreak of war.

    Commissioned 5 August 1914.

    2nd Lieutenant Allen was killed during the Battle of the Landing at Gallipoli. His body was later found, identified and buried, possibly in 1918.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "The En Zeds " display case. Display item is a named photograph "From Auckland to the pyramids some of King's College old boys with the NZEF in Egypt", it was published in the Auckland Weekly News, 1 April 1915. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Baby 700 Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM D7 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Pitt Street Methodist Church Roll of Honour, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland 1010 AWMM
    • Pitt Street Methodist Church Roll of Honour, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland 1054 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Included in the World War I Digital Roll of Honour for the Ōrākei Local Board area. The Ōrākei Local Board commissioned a World War I roll of honour for its area to commemorate the war’s centenary. The board welcomes additional information from the public on this project. AWMM
    • King's College, Auckland. (1918). King's College, Auckland : the Great War, 1914-18. Auckland, N.Z.: The College. AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 10 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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28 September 2019AndrewAuckland, NZOther
04 July 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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