Staff Sergeant Joseph Henry Allen

Service number 62512, S47558
Ranks Held Private, Signalman
Birth Date 15 January 1900
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide, Parkside
Death Date 24 April 1983
Final Rank Staff Sergeant
Unit HMAT Boonah A36
Place Parkside
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945

Staff Sergeant Joseph Henry Allen enlisted to the Australian Imperial Force as a private on 21 June 1918. He embarked for overseas service with 5 General Service Reinforcements on 22 October 1918. However, partway through the voyage the First World War ended. Staff Sergeant Allen returned to Australia, and was discharged on 31 January 1919 with an illness he had contracted while on board the ship. During the Second World War, Staff Sergeant Allen enlisted to the Australian Military Forces and served as a Post Master General with 4 Lines of Communication Signals. He was discharged from this role on 8 January 1945 and became a reservist.



Date of birth 15 January 1900
Date of enlistment 21 June 1918
Date of embarkation 22 October 1918
Date of discharge 31 January 1919
Date of enlistment 13 June 1942
Date of discharge 08 January 1945
Date of death 24 April 1983