ALLEN, Edwin John
(Service number 14045)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 11 April 1887 Place of Birth Kaiapoi

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Forks
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William ALLEN (brother), Waihao Forks, Waimate
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 3 November 1946 Age 59 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Methodist Area, Plot 72
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edwin John Allen was the son of Joseph and Emily (née Symons). He returned to New Zealand on the Paparoa's draft which arrived at Wellington in May 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 may 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 May 2019]; Waimate Cemetery burial records [31 May 2019]; Timaru Herald, 5 May 1919 (Papers Past) [11 July 2015]

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