Birth date: 1897
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Euroa
Death date: 1963
Death place: Australia: Victoria
Final rank: Private
Service number: 3341 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 29th Australian Infantry Battalion

Arthur Charles Allison was born at Euroa, Victoria in 1897. At the outbreak of the First World War he worked as a clerk and lived with his uncle, Frederick William Allison, in Fitzroy, Victoria. Both of his parents were deceased. Allison enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 6 March 1916 with 3 years of experience in the cadets.

After completing training at the AIF Signal School, he was assigned to the 29th Infantry Battalion. Private Allison departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Berrima A35 on 4 July 1916. He then proceeded to France aboard SS Princess Clementine on 30 December 1916. Allison was wounded in action on 2 March 1917.

Following a gunshot wound to his left forearm, he was admitted to Southwark Military Hospital on 13 March 1917. He returned to Australia aboard HMAT Themistocles on 5 November 1917. He was officially discharged from the AIF on 1 July 1918. Arthur Allison died in 1963 in Victoria, Australia.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 4 July 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Collection Items

Private Record

Allison, Arthur Charles (Private, b.1897 - d.1963)

Collection relating to the First World War service of 3341 Private Arthur Charles Allison, who served with 29 Battalion, AIF. Consists of an original diary handwritten by Pte Allison detailing his time in the hospital and the trips he made from the hospitals he stayed in after being shot in the... Maker: Allison, Arthur Charles

PR04633 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Letters relating to Arthur Charles Allison, 1917.

Letters relating to the First World War service of 3341 Private Arthur Charles Allison, 29th Battalion. The letters concern the wounding of Private Allison and his whereabouts after being wounded. File contains: Letter from J.M. Lean to Mr F.W. Allison [uncle], 22 March 1917 [envelope...


Diaries of Arthur Charles Allison, [1917]; 2010

Original and transcipt copies of diaries relating to the First World War service of 3341 Private Arthur Charles Allison, 29 Battalion. The file consists of an original diary written by Private Allison between 11 September [1917] and 27 December [1917]. The diary details his time recuperating and...



Date of birth 1897
Date of embarkation 1916-07-04
Date of death 1963