ALLEN, Charles Arthur

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
World War II (1939-1945)
Date of Enlistment
Date of Discharge

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
London, England
Address (at enlistment)
Stokes Street, Griffith ACT
Public servant
Next of Kin
Maisie Allen (wife), Stokes Street, Griffith ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
Final Rank
Final Unit
Australian Army Ordnance Corps


Allen was a public servant with the Department of Commerce when he joined the 53/3 Battalion (militia) in Canberra in November 1936. He married the following year and he and his wife lived in Currong Street, Reid. By 1940 Allen had been appointed as a Lieutenant with 3 Battalion but after joining the AIF in July 1941 he was posted to the Ordnance Corps as an officer. He served in the Middle East during 1941 and Papua in 1942 when he was promoted to Captain. After the war Allen resumed his public service career and by 1953 was the Ceremonial and Hospitality Officer in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Description - height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 128 pounds, chest 35-37.5 inches, Church of England.


WWII Nominal Roll
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967
The Canberra Times - 2 May 1940
NAA RecordSearch - Series B883

Create Certificate
Charles Allen. NAA service file.

Charles Allen. NAA service file.

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