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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Allwell, Richard Ernest (2102)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 20 years 4 months

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

Service Number: 2102            view online service record

417 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs L Allwell (mother)
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: Thursday, 8 May 1919

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.


1917 ‘Private R. E. Allwell Wounded.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 24 November, p. 2. , viewed 13 Oct 2017,


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