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Stephen Shepherd Allen

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Shepherd Allen. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 112767

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Shepherd Allen. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bon …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stephen Shepherd AWMM
  • Surname
    Allen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2600 AWMM
    • WWII 989 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 August 1882 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre Mar 1915 AWMM Annandale, Piako, New Zealand AWMM
    • The Orchards, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mary Estha Allen (sister), Annandale, Piako, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Lady M.I.H. Allen (wife), "The Orchards", Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded 4 times AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart attack AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Son of William Shepherd Allen and Elixabeth Penelope Candlish. Husband of Mary Isabel Hay Allen (nee Foster). Brothers Robert Candlish Allen (12/3538) and Stephen Shepherd Allen (12/2600) served in WW1.

    Transferred from British Army to NZ Forces, 18 May 1915.

    Promoted to Colonel, 1920. Honorary Aide-de-camp (ADC) to NZ Governor-General, 1925.

    Mayor of Morrinsville, 1927-28. Administrator, Western Samoa, 1928-32.

    Commander of 1 NZ Infantry Brigade, 1920-24, 1933-37. Served WW2 as Military Secretary, 2 NZEF, Headquarters, Egypt, 1940-41.

    His only son, Peter Russell Hay Allen, served with the Royal Navy, HM Submarine Upholder and was killed 18 April 1942. He died of a heart attack while driving near Maramarua on 4 November 1964. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 November 1964 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
    MaramaruaWaikato AWMM
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