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Robert Candlish Allen

Close up portrait of Robert Candlish Allen s/n 12/3538. No Known Copyright.

Close up portrait of Robert Candlish Allen s/n 12/3538. No Known Copyright.


  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Robert Candlish AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Allen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Bobby AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 12/3538 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    3 Huitanguru 1881 AWMM AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    • WW1 Pre 1 Kohitātea 1916 AWMM Annandale, Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Annandale, Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    • WW1 Mrs Ida Tyrell Allen (wife), Annandale, Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs Ida Tyrell Allen (wife), Annandale, Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 8 Kohitātea 1916 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 3 children AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded June1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded twice November 1918 AWMM

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  • Married twice, husband of Ida Tyrell nee Thompson and later of Alice Matilda Allen (nee Manchester).

    Brothers Robert Candlish Allen (12/3538) and Stephen Shepherd Allen (12/2600) served in WW1

    His son John Manchester Allen (2562) was killed in WW2.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of Hauraki Regiment, 1919-1924.

    Honorary Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to Governor-General of NZ, 1920.


    Robert Candlish Allen - 1881-1942

    Two English brothers enlisted in the Auckland Infantry Battalion and served NZ in WW1. Born in Staffordshire, Robert came to New Zealand as a small boy and lived with his family on a block of land near Piako. Later in his life Robert was a farmer at “Annandale” near Morrinsville. His brother Stephen was transferred from the British Army to the NZ Forces in 1915.

    Robert was a Major and served in Egypt, France and Belgium. He was awarded a DSO + bar for his work at the battle of Messines. He was mentioned in dispatches 3 times. After being wounded twice in November 1918 he returned to NZ. The 2 brothers were greeted with a rousing reception by the men of the 2nd Auckland Battalion. They were carried off the wharf shoulder high. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and served as the CO for the Hauraki Regiment.

    In 1920 he served as an Honorary ADC to the Governor General. At the end of that year, he was appointed a provisional Director of The NZ Co-operative Woollen Mills Limited being an executive of Auckland Province of the NZ Farmer’s Union.

    In 1911 he married Miss Ida Thompson who died in 1929. For some time he lived in Paihia, Bay of Islands and then shifted back to England where he made his home at Billington Manor, Newport, Isle of Wight.
    He died in England aged 61.

    Above biography was transcribed, researched and written by Margaret Nash of Panmure Branch of NZSG
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  • Matenga
    28 Kohitātea 1942 AWMM
    Age 61 AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Robert Candlish Allen mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Robert Candlish Allen

Waiho atu he tuhinga

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  • The photo is of my paternal grandfather I am sure. My grandmother was Ida Tyrrell Thompson. My eldest brother, father and grandfather all shared the same name. I have oral history so thank you Margaret Nash for this piece of written history. I have very very little on Ida Tyrrell and any information about her and further information about my grandfather would be appreciated. By the way, there is a strong resemblance between Robert Candlish Allen (Senior) and my middle son.
    JaneMary Castelfranc-Allen
    Public - Jane-Mary - Direct descendant - 7 Haratua 2022
  • (I think) this is my great-Grandfather...
    Public - John - Direct descendant - 5 Kohitātea 2016

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 13 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      86: 3 AWMM
    • McFarland, Robert, Rober Duffus McFarland - Papers, 1914-1935, Auckland War Memorial Museum, MS-2015-22 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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