Family portrait of the Allen family of Manly, NSW. In the centre is Hester Alice Allen. Behind ...

Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05399.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made August 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Family portrait of the Allen family of Manly, NSW. In the centre is Hester Alice Allen. Behind her are her children, left to right, Bob, Florrie, Minnie and Steve. 3003 Private (Pte) Robert Beattie Allen, a labourer, prior to enlisting on 9 July 1915, and 3002 Pte Stephen Charles Allen, a carter, prior to enlisting on 18 July 1915. They were both members of the 10th Reinforcements, 13th Battalion and embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ballarat on 6 September 1915. Both men were killed by the same shell, at Tom's Cut, near Mouquet Farm, on 14 August 1916.