ALLEN, Roland
(Service number 6/3981)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 3 August 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Sutter Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. A ALLEN (mother), Sutter Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
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

Telephone mechanic


Date 12 November 1958 Age 63 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Tinaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 53, Plot 611
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Roland Allen was the son of Jemima Ann Allen née Fisher. Jemima had married firstly Henry McDonald in 1882 at Timaru. After Henry's death, she married William James Allen, a widower. William died on 31 December 1892 at Timaru. Roland was educated at Timaru South School. Private Roland Allen was one of the recruits for the Tenth Reinforcements who left South Canterbury in mid November 1915 for Trentham Camp. In 1929 at St Peter's Church, Temuka he married Lillian Eliza Burns. His brother Robert George also served with the New Zealand Forces, and another brother, Jacob, was called up.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 13 November 1915 (Papers Past) [12 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District council) [14 August 2019]

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