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Allwell, Bernard Charles (2101)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 33 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 13 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2101            view online service record

417 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Bernard Allwell (father)
417 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 27 September 1915
Ship: HMAT Hororata A20
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 4th Reinforcements

RTA: Tuesday, 10 December 1918
Discharged: Wednesday, 2 April 1919

Bernard Charles Allwell. AWM DA11041.


Bernard Charles Allwell, 33 and Richard Ernest Allwell, 20 of 417 Bay Street enlisted together on 13 July 1915 and sailed as part of the 23rd Infantry Battalion, 4th Reinforcements onboard the HMAT Hororata on 27 September 1915 from Melbourne and returned to Australia on 10 December 1918.

Their brother, Frederick Adolphus Allwell, 25 enlisted on 12 October 1915 but was subsequently posted as a deserter.



  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 6, 2017 11.59 am 0Likes

    Apparently known as “Bern”, Allwell disembarked in Melbourne, 8 February, 1919, classified as “invalid” following an operation on an knee injured in an accidental fall. There is nothing recorded in military archives following his discharge, but he is noted as dying in 11 Australian General Hospital in Kooyong Road, Caulfield at 38 years of age on 4 May, 1921. Following his return, he married Ivy LYNG in 1920, the couple and baby Bernard junior at 277 Esplanade east, Port Melbourne. His parents were still at 417 Bay Street. Noted as a stoker with the Melbourne Harbour Trust, he was the eldest of eight children, seven (1881-1895) born in South Melbourne, the youngest, John Herbert in Port in 1898.

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