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Allan Allingham

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Andrews W. - Anderson J.S. (photo J Halpin 2010) (CC-BY John Halpin)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Andrews W. - Anderson J.S. (photo J …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Allingham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25425 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 October 1884 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra LondonEngland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Charles Allingham (brother), Opatu Landing, Wanganui River, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25425 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 1" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      203 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. A Allingham, of Plaistow, London, England.

    Embarked Wellington on board 'Willochra', 16 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 December 1916, and marched into Sling Camp.
    Posted to No 4 Company, New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, Grantham, 23 April 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1917.
    Sprained right ankle, night 4/5 June 1917: 4th Machine Gun Company was moving into assembly position for Messines attack; Allingham, carrying a big load of machine gun gear, slipped on the duckboard in one of the communication trenches, slipped, and twisted his ankle; he remained with the Company and then reported sick; admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 June 1917; transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 9 June 1917. Injury determined to have been sustained in the performance of his military duty; soldier not to blame.
    Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, side), and admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 5 October 1917; to No 3 Convalescent Depot, 12 October 1917; marched in to Machine Gun Corps Base Depot, Camiers, 17 October 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 26 November 1917.
    Joined 4th NZ Machine Gun Bn, and posted to A Company, 28 February 1918.
    To England on leave, 9 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 April 1918.
    Wounded in action, 13 September 1918 (gun shot wounds, left thight: fracture); admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, 13 September 1918, and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 25, and admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 14 September 1918. Placed on 'dangerously ill' list, 16 September 1918.
    Died of wounds, 26 September 1918.

    Parents: Mr & Mrs A Allingham, Plaistow, London, England AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    26 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM V. B. 7 AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Allan's name is on the Wayside Cross, Morero Terrace, Taumarunui , New Zealand Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 20 October 2020 - research

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  • I didn't even know about you until now Great-Great Uncle Allan. Thank you for what you did for us all.
    Public - Anna - Other relative - 23 February 2019
  • Allan Allingham, and Charles Allingham, were my nan's brothers on my mother's side. I caught a couple of poppy petals at one of the remembrance services at the Royal Albert Hall, I gave them to my nan and she kept them in remembrance of her brothers.
    Public - Susan - Other Relative - 10 May 2015



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20 October 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
23 February 2019AnnaTaurangaOther relative
10 May 2015SusanCromwell, New ZealandOther Relative

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