ALLEN, Robert George
(Service number 15831)
|First Rank||Bugler Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||16 May 1896||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs I.H. Allen (mother), Sutter Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||15th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company|
|Date||26 July 1916|
|Transport||HMNZT 59 Waitemata or HMNZT 60 Ulimaroa|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||4 May 1974||Age||75 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 150, Plot 1448|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Robert George Allen was the youngest son of Jemima Ann Allen née Fisher. Jemima had married Henry McDonald in 1882 at Timaru, but after Henry's death, she married William James Allen, a widower. William died on 31 December 1892 at Timaru.
Robert was educated at Timaru South School. He had become a mill hand in Timaru prior to his enlistment. He proceeded overseas in July 1916 with the 15th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry.
Following the war he married Charlotte Stubbs in Timaru in 1920. The couple had two children: Rhondda and Kenneth (1930-2017). After his first wife’s death Robert remarried. With his second wife Dorothy Maureen Clemens, known as Maureen, he had a further three children: Cecelia, John, and Mary. Robert died in 1974 and is buried with his second wife in Timaru Cemetery.
Robert’s brother Roland also served with the New Zealand Forces, and another brother, Jacob, was called up.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District council) [14 August 2019]; SCRoll web submission by D Allen, 2 October 2020
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