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21-February-2016
21-February-2016
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
A plaque commemorates Corporal John Robert Allan who was killed in action during World War One. 

LATE CORPORAL ALLAN. Corporal John W. Allan, whose name appears in today's list of district casualties, as having been killed in action, was the first of four sons of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Allan, of "Craig Lea," Elizabeth street, Mayfield, to enlist. He served with the artillery in Egypt, Gallipoll, Belgium, and France. His parents on several occasions received word from indirect sources of his great skill as an artillery man. Prior to enlisting he was engaged in the ironmongery department of D. Cohen and Company, and was highly popular with both the heads of the firm and employees. His other three brothers Ronald, Duncan, and Cecil—followed him, and the latter had his thigh badly fractured in July last, after only joining his brother for eight days, and whom he had not seen for two years. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
17 November 1917. 

Location

Address:33 Hanbury Street (corner Hanbury & Macquarie Streets), St John`s Presbyterian Church, Mayfield, 2304
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.899983
Long: 151.733604
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:16-October-1917
Actual Event End Date:16-October-1917
Monument Designer:C.P. Lock

Dedication

Front Inscription
In Loving Memory of 
Cpl JOHN ROBERT ALLAN
3rd BATTERY 1st AUSTRALIAN F.A.BRIGADE
BORN 1st NOVEMBER 1892;
KILLED IN ACTION AT WESTHOEK RIDGE BELGIUM, 
16th OCTOBER 1917. 

                                C.P. Lock
Source: MA
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