Pte
John Percival Allan

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
25/07/1897
Lieu de naissance:
Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Mechanic

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
3696
Incorporation date:
31/08/1915
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 25th Bn. (Queensland)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
04/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Daisy Wood, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
20

Cimetière

Bedford House Cemetery
Parcelle: Enclosure 4 Plot 3
Rangée: C
Tombe: 11

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

Private John Percival Allan, a mechanic and mining engineer apprentice, served in the 25th Infantry Battalion A.I.F., 7th Australian Brigade, 2nd Australian Division. His sister Lilian (Lily) corresponded with Percy about his endeavours. At first he was stationed in Egypt and from there went to France. In September 1916 he tells her he was part of the battalions bombers (who had expertise in grenade throwing). On 13 October 1916 he is wounded in the Ypres salient, bomb wound in the face and head, but he recovers and joins his battalion on 18 November 1916. After a few months in France his battalion returns to the Ypres area.
His battalion participated in the Battle of Broodseinde (4 October 1917), part of the Battle of Passchendaele. The 7th Australian Brigade was to clear Zonnebeke village and go on to take Daisy Wood. The 25th Battalion would lead the 7th Brigades attack, advancing to, and securing the Red Line, just east of Thames Wood. After the village was cleared they encountered severe machine-gun fire from Daisy Wood as the brigade reached the top of the ridge. They consolidated along a well-placed old British trench from 1914-15 just in front of Daisy Wood, 200 yards short of their objective. The Germans also planned an attack that day which caused many casualties. Private Allan must have died during or right after the consolidation of the final line, since his body was initially buried near this line. In his burial return sheet it is mentioned he was identified by his disc and was buried at 28.D23.c.10.80.
In the Red Cross Wounded and Missing file of Charles Gustav Holding it states that Pte Holding, Pte Jeffrey and Pte Allan where buried together after being killed by a shell. All three of them were identified by their disc and are now remembered in Bedford House Cemetery.

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AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=2766
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AWM
https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search?query=allan+3696
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/483762/allan,-/
Sources utilisées
Doneley B., Black over Blue, The 25th Battalion, A.I.F. at War, 1915-1918, USQ Press, Queensland, 1997, pp. 101-104
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McCarthy, Passchendaele the day-by-day account, Uniform, London, 2018, pp. 110-113
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Service Record
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3028423&isAv=N
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1342858
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