Biography

Birth date: 10 March 1894
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Hurstville
Death date: 25 January 1959
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Concord
Final rank: Major General
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
NX2 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 16th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 45th Australian Infantry Battalion

Arthur Allen was born on 10 March 1894 at Hurstville, Sydney. He attended Hurstville Superior Public School before gaining work as an audit clerk with the New South Wales Government Railways. He also joined the cadets and then the 39th Battalion of the Australian Military Forces.

He was commissioned in 1913 and appointed to the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) on 24 June 1915. He embarked for Egypt with reinforcements for the 13th Battalion in August. In March 1916 he was promoted to captain and assigned to the 45th Battalion. Allen arrived in France on 8 June 1916 and fought at Pozieres in August. He remained in the front line on the Somme into 1917 and led his men through the battle of Messines in June. His leadership amidst heavy losses earned Allen the Distinguished Service Order and a promotion to major in July. He continued to lead men in combat, at Dernancourt in April 1918 and then as a lieutenant colonel in charge of the 48th Battalion at Monument Wood.

In June 1918 Allen went to England to attend the senior officers' course at Aldershot. Less than two weeks after the war ended Allen, aged 24, was promoted to lieutenant colonel and given command of the 13th Battalion. He was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for his service on the Western Front; his appointment with the AIF ended on 10 November 1919.

He became an accountant after the war and in December 1921 married Agnes Blair. Allen remained active in the militia and his accounting career continued parallel to his military career. In 1933 he became a full colonel in charge of the 14th Brigade. Five years later, in 1938, he became a brigadier and in October 1939 was given command of the 16th Brigade in the AIFï's 6th Division. His experience of battle informed his leadership and his rotund stature earned him the nickname 'Tubby'.

By 1940 Allen was in the Middle East and his brigade fought at Bardia and Tobruk. In March he left North Africa for the ill-fated Greek campaign, for which he was awarded the Greek Military Cross. His next campaign, in command of the 7th Division against the Vichy French in Syria, was more successful and he was promoted to general in August 1941. He returned to Australia in March 1942 and in August took charge of operations against the Japanese advance on Port Moresby. Again successful, Allen nevertheless came under what many consider unfair criticism from American General Douglas MacArthur and Australian General Thomas Blamey for moving too slowly in pursuit of the Japanese across the Owen Stanley ranges. He was relieved of his command on 29 October. Lesser appointments followed but in October 1944 Blamey recommended Allen be appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

After the war Allen became a senior partner in a Sydney accountancy firm. He died in January 1959 and was given a military funeral before being cremated. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 09 August 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Croix de Guerre

  • Unit: 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 16th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: 16th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : French Croix de Guerre

  • Unit: 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Greek War Cross, First Class

  • Unit: 16th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 16th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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1940-04-18. QASTINA. RECONNAISSANCE UNIT. COL. FERGUSSON POINTS OUT ITEMS OF INTEREST TO BRIG. ALLEN. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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1940-04-13. JERUSALEM. HORSE SHOW. MAJOR STUBBS AND BRIG. ALLEN, AND MRS. ALLEN TURNING TOWARDS CAMERA. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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GAZA VILLAGE. 6TH DIVISION H.Q. MESS. BRIG. ALLEN. SENIOR SISTER HANSCOMBE, COLONEL G. VASEY, MATRON FALL, LIEUT. COL. WILSON. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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1940-04-05. GAZA VILLAGE. 6TH DIVISION H.Q. OFFICERS MESS. LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILSON, SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE, AND BRIGADIER ALLEN IN A HAPPY MOOD, RELAXING. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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SYRIA, 1941-07-12. THE " ENVOY " LEAVING THE 7TH DIVISION MESS AND HEADQUARTER'S FOR ACRE - GENERAL ALLEN'S CAR IS LEADING.(PHOTOGRAPHER: G. SILK).

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SYRIA, 1941-07. MAJOR GENERAL ALLEN'S CAR, DISPLAYING THE AUSTRALIAN DIVISION KOOKABURRA SIGN ON THE MUDGUARD, IN FRONT OF THE CARS WHICH BROUGHT THE VICHY REPRESENTATIVES INTO THE ALLIED LINES.

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1941-01. TOBRUK. BRIGADIER ALLEN, 18TH BRIGADE, DISCUSSES FORTHCOMING ACTION WITH BRIGADIER HERRING, COMMANDER OF THE ARTILLERY.

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TOBRUK. 1941-02. A DISTINGUISHED GROUP INCLUDES BRIGADIER ALLEN AND MR ROBERT GORDON MENZIES (BOTH ON THE LEFT) AND, ON THE RIGHT, GENERAL BLAMEY AND GENERAL WOOTEN.

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1941-02. BRIGADIER ALLEN TELLING MR ROBERT GORDON MENZIES AND BRIGADIER WOOTEN OF THE GALLANTRY OF THE TROOPS WHO CAPTURED TOBRUK.

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1940-10. MR ANTHONY EDEN ACCOMPANIED BY BRIG ALLEN INSPECT MEN. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

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1940-10. BRIG. ALLEN AND ANTHONY EDEN TAKE A SURVEY OF THE TROOPS. (NEGATIVE BY B.M.I.)

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Amiriya, Egypt, 1940-10-24. Mr Anthony Eden, Secretary for War in the British Government, and Lieutenant General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, General Officer Commanding Egypt, visiting Australian troops of the 16th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd AIF, training at Amiriya, just west of Alexandria. Left to...

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Amiriya, Egypt, 1940-10-24. Mr Anthony Eden, Secretary for War in the British Government, and Lieutenant General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, General Officer Commanding Egypt, visiting Australian troops of the 16th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd AIF, training at Amiriya, just west of Alexandria. Left to...

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1943-05-04. VISIT BY THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF TO THE NORTH WEST AREA. SIR THOMAS BLAMEY IS WELCOMED BY THE G.O.C. MAJOR GENERAL ALLEN. (NEGATIVE BY H. TURNER).

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PAPUA. 1942-10-08. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ALLIED LAND FORCES, SPEAKS WITH MEN OF AN A.I.F. ARTILLERY UNIT. WITH HIM IS MAJOR GENERAL ALLEN, COMMANDING PART OF THE NEW GUINEA FORCE. LEFT TO RIGHT; FRANK CHRISTENSEN, BILL NAPPER, ARTHUR QUINCE, LEN WHITING, BOB THOMAS,...

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1942-10-08. THE OFFICIAL PARTY HAVE LUNCH WITH TROOPS AT A FORWARD POST. TO THE LEFT AND SLIGHTLY BEHIND GENERAL BLAMEY IS MAJOR-GENERAL ALLEN TO THE RIGHT OF GENERAL BLAMEY ARE MR COLES M.H.R. AND MR DRAKEFORD. (MINISTER FOR AIR). (NEGATIVE BY BOTTOMLEY).

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1942-10-08. GENERAL BLAMEY DISCUSSES THE PROGRAM WITH MAJOR-GENERAL ALLEN BEFORE THE OFFICIAL PARTY BEGINS ITS TOUR OF INSPECTIONS. IT IS AT THIS POINT THAT MECHANICAL TRANSPORT HAS TO GIVE WAY TO PACK ANIMALS ADD HUMAN CARRIERS FOR THE TREK ACROSS THE RANGES. (NEGATIVE BY BOTTOMLEY).

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1942-10-08. THE VISITING PARTY TRAVELLED BY "JEEP" FROM THE MAIN BASE TO UNITS STATIONED ALONG THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF TRAFFICABLE ROAD, THE CONDITION OF WHICH CAN BE SEEN CLEARLY IN THE PICTURE. IN THE LEADING VEHICLES ARE GENERAL BLAMEY, MAJOR-GENERAL ALLEN AND MR DRAKEFORD (MINISTER FOR AIR.)...

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BEIRUT, SYRIA. 1941-08-23. THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 2ND A.I.F. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY (LEFT) CHATTING WITH MAJOR- GENERAL A.S. ALLEN COMMANDER 7TH DIVISION, ON THE TERRACE OF AN HOTEL.

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BEIRUT, SYRIA. 1941-08-23. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 2ND A.I.F., (RIGHT) CHATTING WITH THE COMMANDER OF THE 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, ON THE TERRACE OF THE PARK HOTEL, HQ OF THE DIVISION.

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BEIRUT, SYRIA. 1941-08-23. THE COMMANDER OF THE 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN (CENTRE) WITH TWO OF HIS SENIOR STAFF OFFICERS, ASSISTANT-ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, COLONEL V.C.SECOMBE (LEFT) AND GENERAL-STAFF OFFICER I. COLONEL H.F.H. DURANT (RIGHT), ON THE TERRACE IN FRONT OF THE...

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BEIRUT, SYRIA. 1941-08-23. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, COMMANDER OF THE 7TH DIVISION (CENTRE) WITH TWO OF HIS STAFF OFFICERS, COLONEL V.C. SECOMBE (LEFT) AND COLONEL H.F.H. DURANT (RIGHT), ON THE TERRACE IN FRONT OF HIS HQ AT THE PARK HOTEL.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-09-21. A GROUP OF OFFICERS AT THE PRACTICE SHOOT BY THE 2/5TH FIELD REGIMENT. FROM THE LEFT:- CAPTAIN N.R. GRIMSTONE (INSTRUCTOR), MAJOR-GENERAL ALLEN, LIEUTENANT COLONEL J.T. O'BRIEN, BRIGADIER H.G. ROURKE, COLONEL DURANT (G.S.C.I. 7TH DIVISION).

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1942-03-26. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN WITH MISS D. WAVELL, DAUGHTER OF SIR ARCHIBALD WAVELL.

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1942-03-26. LEFT TO RIGHT; H/Q. 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. BACK ROW:- LIEUTENANT. R.E. PORTER, MAJOR L.G. CANET, WARRANT OFFICER R.E. ARMSTRONG. FRONT ROW:- COLONEL (COL) C.M.L. ELLIOT, MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, COL F.K. NORRIS.

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GENERAL ALLEN , GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL M. MOTEN CO 2/27TH BATTALION.

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GENERAL ALLEN GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 7TH DIVISION WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL M. MOTEN CO 2/27TH BATTALION.

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PAPUA. 1942-09. MAJOR-GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB CBE DSO VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION (CENTRE), CHATTING TO LIEUTENANT-COLONEL A. E. CARO, COMMANDING OFFICER OF 2/16TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION (LEFT) AND SOME OF THE MEN OF THE BATTALION REGARDING THEIR EXPERIENCES AGAINST...

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PAPUA. 1942-09. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN CB CBE DSO VD (RIGHT), GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AND BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, COMMANDING 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE. THEY ARE IN THE DEEP JUNGLE AT A FORWARD POSITION DISCUSSING AN ATTACK THAT WAS TO BE MADE ON JAP POSITIONS.

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MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD., GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION (LEFT) AND BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, COMMANDING 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, (CENTRE). THEY WERE PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE DEEP JUNGLE AT A FORWARD POSITION DISCUSSING AN ATTACK THAT WAS TO BE MADE ON THE...

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Major General A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD (right), Commanding 7th Australian Division, after reviewing a parade of the 21st Australian Infantry Brigade moves to a position, near his truck, to take the salute at the march past.

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Sogeri, New Guinea. 1942-10-04. Major General A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD (right), Commanding 7th Australian Division, after reviewing a parade of the 21st Australian Infantry Brigade takes the salute, standing near his truck, at the march past of the Brigade.

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Review of 21st Australian Infantry Brigade by Major General (Maj Gen) A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding 7th Australian Division and Brigader A W Potts DSO MC, Commanding 21st Brigade. Major General Allen (right), and Brigadier Potts after the parade.

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SYRIA. 1942-01. THE OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST, WILLIAM A. DARGIE, AT WORK ON HIS PORTRAIT OF MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL-OFFICER- COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. A SECTION OF THE PARADE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. A SECTION OF THE PARADE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. A SECTION OF THE PARADE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, TAKING THE SALUTE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, TAKING THE SALUTE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. A SECTION OF THE PARADE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. A SECTION OF THE PARADE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. A SECTION OF THE PARADE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. A SCENE DURING THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE. 1942-01-27. A SCENE DURING THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN.

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CAMP HILL 69, PALESTINE, 1942-01-27. MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, TAKING THE SALUTE AT THE REVIEW OF THE 21ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE.

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WINNELLIE, NT, 1943-07-30. PRELIMINARY PARADE AT THE 12TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION PROVOST UNIT, BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, FOR HIS INSPECTION OF THE UNIT.

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WINNELLIE, NT, 1943-07-30. AS NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, ENTERS THE GATES OF THE 12TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION PROVOST UNIT IN HIS STAFF CAR, THE GUARD, CORPORAL TREBLE, PRESENTS ARMS.

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WINNELLIE, NT, 1943-07-30. THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB, CBE, DSO, VD, DISCUSSES THE FORM OF THE TROOPS OF THE 12TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION PROVOST UNIT. CAPTAIN (CAPT) LITTLE, AIDE-DE-CAMP (EXTREME RIGHT); VX244 CAPT H. M. AUSTIN (SECOND FROM RIGHT) AND VX7490 CAPT...

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WINNELLIE, NT, 1943-07-30. AFTER HIS INSPECTION THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB, CBE, DSO, VD, ADDRESSES THE TROOPS OF THE 12TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION PROVOST UNIT. VX244 CAPTAIN H. M. AUSTIN, ASSISTANT PROVOST MARSHAL (EXTREME LEFT); CAPTAIN LITTLE, AIDE-DE-CAMP;...

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Winnellie, NT. 1943-07-30. The staff car and motor cycle escort provided for NX2 Major General A.S. Allen, CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding 12th Australian Division Provost Unit, for his inspection of the area. The photograph was taken at Koonawarrah Wireless Station. Driver S. Welshman,...

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MARAKAI, NT. 1943-08-05. THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, HIS EXCELLENCY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD GOWRIE VC PC GCMG CB DSO & BAR, TAKING THE SALUTE OF THE 23RD AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE. ALSO SEEN ARE:- WX1574 BRIGADIER ARNOLD W. POTTS DSO MC, COMMANDING 23RD AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE (2); NX9 BRIGADIER...

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MARAKAI, NT. 1943-08-05. THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, HIS EXCELLENCY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD GOWRIE VC PC GCMG CB DSO & BAR, TAKES THE SALUTE FROM THE 19TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION. ALSO SEEN, LEFT TO RIGHT:- CAPTAIN LITTLE, AIDE-DE-CAMP; NX76349 LIEUTENANT COLONEL A. E. L. MORGAN, ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER;...

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MARAKAI, NT. 1943-08-05. THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, LORD GOWRIE VC PC GCMG CB DSO AND BAR, TAKES THE SALUTE FROM THE GUARD OF HONOUR, DRAWN FROM TROOPS OF THE 10/48TH BATTALION. ALSO SHOWN ARE:- VX44796 LIEUTENANT COLONEL T. F. DAVIES, 10/48TH BATTALION, AIF, (2); VX85236 COLONEL F. N. NURSE, COMMANDER,...

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MARAKAI, NT. 1943-08-05. THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, HIS EXCELLENCY, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD GOWRIE VC PC GCMG CB DSO AND BAR, AND SENIOR OFFICERS WATCHING THE ARTILLERY SHOOTING FROM A HILL NEAR THE FIRING RANGE. SHOWN ARE:- NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB CBE DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING;...

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MARAKAI, NT. 1943-08-05. THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, HIS EXCELLENCY, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD GOWRIE VC PC GCMG CB DSO AND BAR, STANDS IN JEEP 125744 WATCHING ARTILLERY FROM A HILL NEAR THE FIRING RANGE. SENIOR OFFICERS STANDING NEXT TO THE JEEP ARE: LEFT TO RIGHT:- NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB CBE...

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ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-12-11. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB CBE DSO VD GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1) AND QX6194 LIEUTENANT COLONEL C. V. BOYD, COMMANDING OFFICER, 8TH AUSTRALIAN CAVALRY REGIMENT (2) PHOTOGRAPHED AT THE SPORTS CARNIVAL ORGANISED BY PERSONNEL OF THE...

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ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-12-11. THE OFFICIAL ENCLOSURE AT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY CHRISTMAS SPORTS CARNIVAL CONDUCTED BY THE 8TH AUSTRALIAN CAVALRY REGIMENT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB CBE DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1); CAPTAIN...

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ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-12-11. SPECTATORS IN THE OFFICIAL ENCLOSURE LINING THE RAIL DURING THE RUNNING OF A RACE AT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY CHRISTMAS SPORTS CARNIVAL CONDUCTED BY THE 8TH AUSTRALIAN CAVALRY REGIMENT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: QX6194 LIEUTENANT COLONEL C. V. BOYD (1); NX2 MAJOR...

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NOONAMAH, NT. 1943-12-11. THE OFFICIAL STAND DURING THE SOCCER COMPETITION AT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY CHRISTMAS SPORTS CARNIVAL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: QX35817 LIEUTENANT T. HOLCOMBE, AIDE-DE-CAMP TO MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN (1); VX30 BRIGADIER G. H. O'BRIEN, OB, COMMANDER ROYAL ARTILLERY (3);...

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ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-12-14. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB CBE DSO VD GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE, CHATTING WITH GARY COOPER (2) AN AMERICAN ACTOR WHO IS LEADING A TROUPE OF AMERICAN ENTERTAINERS THROUGH THE SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA.

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ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-12-14. GROUP PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN AT THE UNITED STATES ARMY HEADQUARTERS AFTER A SHOW STAGED BY GARY COOPER'S ENTERTAINMENT TROUPE AT THE REAR HEADQUARTERS, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE. SHOWN ARE: NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB CBE DSO VD GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN...

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DARWIN, NT. 1943-12-20. REFRESHMENTS AT HALF TIME DURING THE RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL AT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY COMBINED SERVICES SPORTS CARNIVAL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1); N73063 MAJOR A. C....

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ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-12-20. DESPITE THE HEAVY RAIN DURING THE AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL FINAL AT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY COBMINED SERVICES SPORTS CARNIVAL, NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1); AND VX12722 BRIGADIER E. M....

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39 MILE, NT. 1943-12-31. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1) PRESENTING THE PRIZES AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SPORTS CARNIVAL CONDUCTED BY HEADQUARTERS, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY. 1943-08-01. HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD GOWRIE VC PC GCMG CB DSO AND BAR, ON HIS VISIT TO ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE, INSPECTED A ROYAL GUARD DRAWN FROM THE 12TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION SIGNALS AND THE 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN AIR...

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NORTHERN TERRITORY. 1943-08-01. HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD GOWRIE VC PC GCMG CB DSO AND BAR, OUTSIDE THE RECREATION HUT OF THE 12TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION SIGNALS AND THE 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN AIR SUPPORT CONTROL WITH SOME OF THE OFFICERS, INCLUDING NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A....

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ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-08-03. HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD GOWRIE VC, PC, GCMG, CB, DSO, AND SENIOR OFFICERS OF ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE, INSPECTING A FARM OF THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN FARM COMPANY, AUSTRALIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS. LEFT TO RIGHT:-...

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DARWIN, NT. 1944-08-18. WX37644 CAPTAIN G. POWELL, 10TH COMMAND ROYAL ENGINEERS (1) EXPLAINING THE WORK TO BE DONE ON THE BOILERS AT VESTY'S MEAT WORKS BEFORE THE PLANT CAN BE PUT INTO OPERATION TO VX12701 BRIGADIER V. C. SECOMBE, CBE, (BRIGADIER PLANNING) (2) AND NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN CB...

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51 MILE, STUART HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-22. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A S ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE, DRIVING UP THE CENTRE OF THE 2/11TH FIELD REGIMENT DURING THE INSPECTION OF THE 13TH INFANTRY BRIGADE BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF

068645

068646

51 MILE, STUART HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-22. VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (1) ADDRESSING THE TROOPS OF THE 13TH INFANTRY BRIGADE AFTER HIS INSPECTION OF THE UNIT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL...

068646

068651

HOWARD SPRINGS, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-21. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, (1) INSPECTING MCMINN'S SAWMILL, WHICH HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY AND IS CONDUCTED BY THE S/1ST...

068651

068652

HOWARD SPRINGS, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-21. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, (6) AND HIS PARTY INSPECTING MCMINN'S SAWMILL, WHICH IS CONDUCTED BY THE 2/1ST FORESTRY COMPANY. IDENTIFIED...

068652

068653

HOWARD SPRINGS, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-21. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED (6) AND HIS PARTY INSPECTING MCMINN'S SAWMILL, WHICH IS CONDUCTED BY THE 2/1ST FORESTRY COMPANY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL...

068653

068659

51 MILE POINT, STUART HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-22. VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, (1) ADDRESSING THE TROOPS OF THE 13TH INFANTRY BRIGADE AT THE CONCLUSION OF HIS INSPECTION OF THE UNIT....

068659

068663

51 MILE POINT, STUART HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-22. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, TAKING THE SALUTE FROM THE 13TH FIELD COMPANY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- WX29558 BRIGADIER E.G.H....

068663

068669

NOONAMAH, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-21. VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (1) AND NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (2) INSPECTING...

068669

068671

BERRY SPRINGS, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-21. VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (1) ACCOMPANIED BY NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE...

068671

068672

BERRY SPRINGS, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-21. VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (1) AND THE OFFICIAL PARTY WALKING THROUGH TROPICAL SCRUB AT THE SPRINGS DURING HIS TOUR OF THE AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL...

068672

068679

ADELAIDE RIVER, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-22. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, (3) AND PARTY INSPECTING THE PRODUCE GROWN ON THE FARMS OF THE 1ST FARM COMPANY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX2...

068679

068684

ADELAIDE RIVER, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-22. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, (1) ACCOMPANIED BY NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN CB, CBE, DSO, VD, (2) INSPECTING THE GUARD OF HONOUR FROM THE REAR...

068684

069010

DARWIN AREA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-30. THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE T.C. DAVIS, THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA (2) PHOTOGRAPHED WITH NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1), CAPTAIN C.C. BALDWIN, NAVAL OFFICER IN...

069010

069011

DARWIN AREA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-30. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITROY FORCE (1) WALKING NEAR THE WHARF WITH CAPTAIN F. PALMER, CANADIAN TRADE COMMISSIONER (2) DURING THE INSPECTION OF THE AREA BY THE HONOURABLE MR....

069011

069012

DARWIN AREA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-30. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1), THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE T.C. DAVIS, THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA (2), CAPTAIN C.C. BALDWIN, NAVAL OFFICER IN CHARGE, DARWIN AREA...

069012

069013

DARWIN AREA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-30. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1) THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE T.C. DAVIS, THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA, CAPTAIN C.C. BALDWIN, NAVAL OFFICER IN CHARGE, DARWIN AREA (4)...

069013

069017

DARWIN AREA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-30. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (2) FAREWELLING THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE T.C. DAVIS, THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA (1) AT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE AERODROME.

069017

067280

DARWIN HARBOUR, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-02. MEMBERS OF THE EMPIRE PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION BEING ENTERTAINED BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB., DBE., DSO., ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1) AT THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING'S MESS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL...

067280

067281

DARWIN HARBOUR, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-02. NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB., DBE., DSO., ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE, CHATTING WITH MEMBERS OF THE EMPIRE PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION, ON THE LAWN IN FRONT OF THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING'S MESS. SHOWN...

067281

067284

DARWIN HARBOUR, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-02. NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., ED., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1) ENJOYING A CUP OF TEA WITH THE EARL OF LISTOWEL, A MEMBER OF THE EMPIRE PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION (2) ON THE VERANDAH OF THE...

067284

067490

53 1/2 MILE POINT, STUART HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-15. THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE, NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD., (3) AND SENIOR OFFICERS WATCHING A PHYSICAL TRAINING DISPLAY BY MEN OF THE 16TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED...

067490

067494

53 1/2 MILE POINT, STUART HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-15. MEMBERS OF THE PHYSICAL TRAINING SQUAD OF THE 16TH INFANTRY BATTALION GIVING A DEMONSTRATION FOR THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE, NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD.

067494

067495

53 1/2 MILE POINT, STUART HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-15. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (8), CONGRATULATING MEMBERS OF THE 16TH INFANTRY BATTALION PHYSICAL TRAINING SQUAD AT THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR DEMONSTRATION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL...

067495

067497

53 1/2 MILE POINT, STUART HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-15. NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN CB., CBE., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1) TAKING THE SALUTE FROM TROOPS OF THE 16TH INFANTRY BATTALION AS THEY MARCH BACK TO THEIR CAMP AT THE CONCLUSION OF...

067497

081830

HOWARD SPRINGS, N.T. 1944-10-26. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (3), WITH COLONEL A.H. GARNSEY, CHIEF ENGINEER NT FORCE (2), AND MAJOR SCHWENKE, OFFICER COMMANDING 1 FIELD COMPANY (4), DISCUSSING DETAILS OF THE HOWARD SPRINGS WATER SCHEME ON THE...

081830

081831

HOWARD SPRINGS, N.T. 1944-10-26. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1), CONGRATULATING SAPPERS AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER'S OF 1 FIELD COMPANY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS WHO BUILT A WEIR FOR THE HOWARD SPRINGS WATER SCHEME.

081831

081832

HOWARD SPRINGS, N.T. 1944-10-26. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (3), CONGRATULATING SAPPERS AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER'S OF 1 FIELD COMPANY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS, WHO BUILT A WEIR FOR THE HOWARD SPRINGS WATER SCHEME.

081832

081849

DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1), INSPECTING OFFICERS ON THE PARADE GROUND AT LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS DURING A REVIEW OF THE PERSONNEL OF HEADQUARTERS NT FORCE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL IS:- COLONEL A.V. BURGESS (3).

081849

081854

DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1), INSPECTING AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE ATTACHED TO HQ NT FORCE ON THE PARADE GROUND AT LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS DURING A REVIEW OF HQ NT FORCE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- COLONEL...

081854

081856

DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1), ADDRESSING PERSONNEL OF HQ NT FORCE ON PARADE AT LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS.

081856

081857

DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (4), ADDRESSING PERSONNEL OF HQ NT FORCE ON THE PARADE GROUND, LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- BRIGADIER R.N. NIMMO (1); CAPTAIN F.C. GILBURY (2); BRIG E.M. DOLLERY...

081857

081859

DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. TROOPS OF HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE MARCHING FROM THE PARADE GROUND AT LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS FOLLOWING A REVIEW BY MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING HQ NT FORCE ON THE EVE OF HIS RELINQUISHING COMMAND. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- STAFF SERGEANT...

081859

091055

BOUGAINVILLE. 1945-04-18. 15 FIELD COMPANY ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS SAPPERS LAYING HEAVY DECKING ON TO BOX GIRDERS DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 25-TON BRIDGE OVER DAWE CREEK. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- SAPPER A.S. ALLEN (1); CORPORAL C.G. PARR (2).

091055

080041

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. PERSONNEL OF NO.3 PLATOON, 2/3RD DOCKS OPERATING COMPANY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS, AWAITING INSPECTION BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE. A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY 1,500 PERSONNEL ATTENDED THE PARADE. FOR IDENTIFICATION...

080041

080042

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. PERSONNEL OF NO.1 PLATOON, 2/3RD DOCKS OPERATING COMPANY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS, AWAITING INSPECTION BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE AT MELVILLE OVAL. FOR IDENTIFICATION OF 10 PERSONNEL SEE PROVISIONAL CAPTION.

080042

080043

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. PERSONNEL OF NO. 2 PLATOON, 2/3RD DOCKS OPERATING COMPANY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS, AWAITING INSPECTION BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE AT MELVILLE OVAL. FOR IDENTIFICATION OF 13 PERSONNEL SEE PROVISIONAL CAPTION.

080043

080045

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. 2/3RD DOCKS OPERATING COMPANY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS AMONG APPROXIMATELY 1,500 TRANSPORTATION PERSONNEL AT A PARADE ON MELVILLE OVAL INSPECTED BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE.

080045

080048

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. THE BAND OF THE 10TH/48TH INFANTRY BATTALION PLAYING DURING A PARADE AT MELVILLE OVAL INSPECTED BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE. THE PARADE WAS ATTENDED BY APPROXIMATELY 1,500 TRANSPORTATION PERSONNEL. FOR IDENTIFICATION...

080048

080049

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. THE BAND OF THE 10TH/48TH INFANTRY BATTALION PLAYING DURING A PARADE AT MELVILLE OVAL INSPECTED BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE.

080049

080051

Darwin, NT. 1944-09-08. A section of the march during a parade of transportation units inspected by NX2 Major General A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding, Northern Territory Force. Aboriginal dock workers (mid-foreground) marched with the troops.

080051

080052

Darwin, Australia. 1944-09-08. Members of 118 General Transport Company, Australian Army Service Corps during a march past of transportation units on Melville Oval. The salute was taken by NX2 Major General A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding, Northern Territory Force. Identified,...

080052

080055

Darwin, Australia. 1944-09-08. Members of 19 Works Company, Australian Army Labour Service Corps, during a march past of transportation units on Melville Oval. The salute was taken by NX2 Major-General A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding, Northern Territory Force. Identified, left...

080055

080056

Darwin, Australia. 1944-09-08. Members of the 27th Works Company, Australian Army Labour Service Corps during a parade of transportation personnel on Melville Oval. The salute was taken by NX2 Major General A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding Northern Territory Force. Identified,...

080056

080061

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. TROOPS OF THE 15TH SMALL SHIP COMPANY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS ON PARADE DURING AN INSPECTION AT MELVILLE OVAL BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE.

080061

080063

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. PERSONNEL OF NO. 5 MOVEMENT CONTROL GROUP, ON PARADE DURING AN INSPECTION AT MELVILLE OVAL BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE.

080063

080065

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. TROOPS OF THE 19TH WORKS COMPANY, AUSTRALIAN ARMY LABOUR SERVICE CORPS, DURING AN INSPECTION AT MELVILLE OVAL BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (5). FOR IDENTIFICATION OF 13 PERSONNEL SEE PROVISIONAL CAPTION.

080065

080070

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-08. TROOPS DURING THE MARCH PAST FOLLOWING THE PARADE AT MELVILLE OVAL. THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN BY NX2 MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GOC NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE.

080070

082073

LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS, DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. THE FAREWELL PARADE OF TROOPS OF HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE AS MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE RELINQUISHED COMMAND.

082073

082075

LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS, DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (10), ACCOMPANIED BY COLONEL A.V. BURGESS (9), INSPECTS TROOPS OF HEADQUARTERS NT FORCE DURING A FAREWELL PARADE.

082075

082076

LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS, DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (7), ACCOMPANIED BY COLONEL A.V. BURGESS (8), INSPECTS THE BAND DURING A FAREWELL PARADE AT HEADQUARTERS NT FORCE.

082076

082077

LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS, DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (3), ACCOMPANIED BY COLONEL A.V. BURGESS (2), INSPECTING TROOPS DURING A FAREWELL PARADE AT HEADQUARTERS NT FORCE.

082077

082078

LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS, DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (7), ACCOMPANIED BY COLONEL A.V. BURGESS (5), AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS, INSPECTS TROOPS DURING A FAREWELL PARADE AT HEADQUARTERS NT FORCE AS HE RELINQUISHES COMMAND.

082078

082079

LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS, DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1), TAKES THE SALUTE AS HE RELINQUISHES COMMAND OF HEADQUARTERS NT FORCE. ALONGSIDE STANDS COLONEL A.V. BURGESS (2).

082079

082082

LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS, DARWIN, N.T. 1944-10-27. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (1), TAKING THE SALUTE DURING THE MARCH PAST AS HE RELINQUISHES COMMAND OF HEADQUARTERS NT FORCE. ALONGSIDE STANDS COLONEL A.V. BURGESS (2).

082082

128955

DAMOUR, SYRIA. 1941-07-14. THE VICTORY PARTY IN A WADI THE DAY THE ARMISTICE WAS ANNOUNCED. IDENTIFIED: BRIGADIER F. H. BERRYMAN, DSO, COMMANDER 7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY (1); BRIGADIER J. E. S. STEVENS, ED, COMMANDER 21ST BRIGADE (2); LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, CB CMG DSO, GENERAL...

128955

128959

MADJLAYA, SYRIA. 1941-12-30. MAJOR-GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB CBE DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, PRESENTING A MILITARY MEDAL TO LANCE CORPORAL R. A. HOWES, 2/27TH BATTALION. (DONOR: MAJOR-GENERAL J. E. S. STEVENS).

128959

128436

SYRIA, 1941-06. MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN; BRIGADIER F. H. BERRYMAN AND BRIGADIER A. R. BAXTER-COX.

128436

128441

ACRE, JERUSALEM, 1941-07-12. BRIGADIER J.E.S. STEVENS, COMMANDING 21ST BRIGADE, AIF, AND MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, COMMANDING 7TH DIVISION, AIF.

128441

P00389.001

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA, 1943. L TO R: BRIGADIER R. BIERWORTH, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, LIEUTENANT COLONEL J. ABBOTT, MAJOR HENNESAY

P00389.001

P00389.002

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA, 1943. L TO R: LIEUTENANT COLONEL J. ABBOTT, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, BRIGADIER R. BIERWORTH

P00389.002

P00389.003

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA, 1943. LEFT TO RIGHT: LIEUTENANT D. FAYLE, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, BRIGADIER R.B. SUTHERLAND, BRIGADIER H.W. STRUTT (DONOR. J. PETTY)

P00389.003

P00389.004

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA, 1943. L TO R: BRIGADIER A.W. POTTS, LT. D. FAYLE, BRIGADIER R. BIERWORTH, LIEUTENANT COLONEL J. ABBOTT, MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, MAJOR CRAIG (U.S. FORCES), BRIGADIER R.B. SUTHERLAND, BRIGADIER H.W. STRUTT

P00389.004

P00716.069

KOREA, 1950. MR E. DRUMWRIGHT, US EMBASSY, TALKING TO GENERAL ALLEN AND A MARINE, WHILE LIEUTENANT COLONEL WHITE, ROYAL CANADIAN ARMOURED CORPS (RCAC) TALKS TO THE PRESS IN ANOTHER GROUP. (DONOR: F. PEACH).

P00716.069

001046

1940-02-18. GAZA RIDGE - BRIG. ALLEN AND MASSEUSES - L TO R: A.L. MCGARRITY, S. OGILVY, BRIG. J. BLACK, J. MCLEAN. GROUPS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001046

001059

1940-02-18. GAZA RIDGE - HOSPITAL DEPT. MATRON (FALLON) MRS. ALLEN, BRIG. ALLEN. THE BRIGADIER PAID AN INFORMAL VISIT TO THE DEPOT WITH HIS WIFE. GROUPS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001059

001157

QASTINA. OFFICERS MESS, BRIG. ALLEN, COL. VASEY, GEN. GIFFARD. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001157

001175

QASTINA. GENERAL GIFFARD AND BRIG. ALLEN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR INFORMAL VISIT. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001175

001194

QASTINA. BRIG. ALLEN AT 6TH DIVISION H.Q'S. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001194

001196

QASTINA. BRIG. ALLEN AND COL. VASEY. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001196

001572

1940-04-25. GAZA. 6TH DIVISION OFFICERS MESS. GENERAL SIR ARCHIBALD WAVELL, BRIGADIER ALLEN, AND GENERAL GIFFARD SEATED AT THE DINNER TABLE DURING A MEAL.

001572

000914

1940-02-01. COLOMBO - THE G.O.C. PAYS A VISIT TO THE EMPRESS OF JAPAN. L TO R: LT. COL. MALE (A.M.C.) COL. LOVERIDGE (A.S.C) MAJOR SAXBY (A.M.C) CAPT. DOUGLAS (CAPT. OF SHIP) AND THE AIDE-DE-CAMP TO THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING BRIG. ALLEN. ARMY. ON BOARD SHIP.

000914

000915

1940-02-01. COLOMBO - LEFT, BRIG. ALLEN TALKING TO LT. COL. LOVERIDGE (A.S.C.) AND O.C. OF U.1. (EMPRESS OF JAPAN). ARMY. ON BOARD SHIP (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

000915

000953

1940-02-11. MIDDLE EAST - ANTHONY EDEN TALKS TO BRIG ALLEN O.C. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS. ARMY. DISEMBARKATION.

000953

002393

1941-07. GAZA BEACH. CAPT. WILMOTT (AIDE-DE-CAMP). GENERAL BLAMEY, BRIG. ALLEN DURING SURF CARNIVAL. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

002393

013376

1942-10-08. THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY AND MAJOR GENERAL ALLEN WITH A GROUP OF INFANTRYMEN JUST RETURNED FROM A PATROL IN FORWARD AREAS. THE NATIVE IN THE CENTRE OF THE GROUP IS HOLDING A TAME PARROT. (NEGATIVE BY BOTTOMLEY).

013376

000675

1940-01. SYDNEY - AN OFFICER BRIG A.S. ALLEN, 16TH BDE. SALUTES AS THE TROOPS PASS THE SALUTING BASE. MARCHES. AIF.

000675

006825

1941-03-25. DAPHNI. BRIGADIER ALLEN OF THE 16TH BRIGADE ACKNOWLEDGING THE SALUTE OF THE GUARD AT THE BRIGADE CAMP. GUARD DUTIES ARE SHARED BY OUR TROOPS AND THE GREEK UNITS STATIONED IN THE AREA. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

006825

P02037.020

Probably Julis, Egypt. Officers of 2/2nd Battalion stand beside two Morris 15 cwt trucks during exercises in the field. Left foreground is NX2 Brigadier A.S. (Tubby) Allen, commander 16th Brigade. (Original albums housed in AWM Private Records)

P02037.020

P02038.007

Gaza, Palestine. 1940-02-26. Brigadier A.S. Allen and other officers of the 16th Brigade entertain fifty-three Arab sheiks in the grounds of the old Turkish headquarters. (Original housed in AWM Archive Store)

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P02038.008

Gaza, Palestine. 1940-02-26. Brigadier A.S. Allen and other officers of the 16th Brigade entertain fifty-three Arab sheiks in the grounds of the old Turkish headquarters. (Original housed in AWM Archive Store)

P02038.008

068648

HOWARD SPRINGS, NT. 1944-08-21. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, (3)' EXAMINING A MAP OF THE AREA WITH SENIOR OFFICERS DURING HIS INSPECTION OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE UNITS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:...

068648

068649

HOWARD SPRINGS, NT. 1944-08-21. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, (4) EXAMING A MAP OF THE AREA WITH SENIOR OFFICERS DURING HIS INSPECTION OF THE AREA WITH SENIOR OFFICERS DURING HIS INSPECTION OF NORTHERN...

068649

068650

HOWARD SPRINGS, NT. 1944-08-21. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, (4) AND HIS PARTY INSPECTING THE SPRINGS DURING THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF'S TOUR OF INSPECTION OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE UNITS. IDENTIFIED...

068650

068656

HUMPTY-DOO, NT. 1944-08-21. THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, (3) AND HIS PARTY INSPECTING THE KITCHENS AT THE NEW AUSTRALIAN ARMY CAMP SITE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX384 COLONEL O.G. MEYER, CHIEF...

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068673

BERRY SPRINGS, NT. 1944-08-21. VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (1) ACCOMPANIED BY NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NORTHERN TERRITORY FORCE (2) AND VX89075 MAJOR GENERAL...

068673

068675

BERRY SPRINGS, NT. 1944-08-21. VX1 GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (3) AND THE OFFICIAL PARTY LEAVING THE SPRINGS AFTER INSPECTING THE AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX76156 CAPTAIN S. ELLIOT (1); VX89075 MAJOR...

068675

061901

DARWIN, NT. 1943-12-20. SENIOR OFFICERS IN THE OFFICIAL ENCLOSURE DURING THE RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL AT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY COMINED SERVICES SPORTS CARNVIAL. THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY DEFEATED THE DARWIN FORTRESS BY FOUR GOALS TO TWO. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB.,...

061901

061913

ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-12-20. SENIOR OFFICERS WATCHING THE AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL FINAL DURING THE NORTHERN TERRITORY COMBINED SERVICES SPORTS CARNIVAL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD., (1); MAJOR LYNCH (3); BRIGADIER MCKENZIE (4); VX28800...

061913

061923

ADELAIDE RIVER, NT. 1943-12-20. HEAVY RAIN DID NOT DETER THESE SENIOR OFFICERS WATCHING THE AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL FINAL DURING THE NORTHERN TERRITORY COMBINED SERVICES SPORTS CARNIVAL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX2 MAJOR GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD., (1); VX12722 BRIGADIER E. M....

061923

C04454

Group portrait of officers of the 45th Battalion AIF, photographed shortly before taking part in the attack on MessinesRidge in June 1917. Identified from left to right: Back row: Lieutenant Robert Anthony (Toby) Barton, killed at Messines 9 June 1917; Lieutenant Joseph (Joe) Leddy, MM; Lieutenant...

C04454

001869

1940-05-17. GAZA VILL - BRIG. ALLEN (R) WELCOMES MAJOR GEN. MACKAY. (NEGATIVE BY SILK).

001869

005626

1941-01-31. TOBRUK - GEN. MACKAY TALKS OVER THE IMPENDING ACTION AGAINST TOBRUK WITH BRIG. ALLEN OF THE 16TH BDE. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005626

080054

Darwin, Australia. 1944-09-08. A close up of members of 135 General Transport Company, Australian Army Service Corps, during a march past of transportation units on Melville Oval. The salute was taken by NX2 Major-General A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding, Northern Territory...

080054

080053

Darwin, Australia. 1944-09-08. Members of 135 General Transport Company, Australian Army Service Corps during a march past of transportation units on Melville Oval. The salute was taken by NX2 Major General A S Allen CB CBE DSO VD. Back row, left to right: QX35879 R W Marshall (1); VX130623 R G...

080053

128953

SYRIA. 1941-06. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J. D. LAVARACK, CB CMG DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 1ST CORPS (LEFT) IN CONVERSATION WITH MAJOR-GENERAL A. S. ALLEN, CB CBE DSO, COMMANDER 7TH DIVISION (CENTRE) DURING THE VISIT OF GENERAL SIR ARCHIBALD WAVELL, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING IN CHARGE MIDDLE EAST...

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020259

BEIRUT, SYRIA. 1941-08-29. THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN THE MIDDLE EAST, GENERAL SIR CLAUDE AUCHINLECK, AND A GROUP OF OFFICERS DURING HIS INSPECTION OF THE AUSTRALIANS. (1) (2) GENERAL SIR CLAUDE AUCHINLECK (3) MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN (4) LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK (5) BRIGADIER J.R.S. STEVENS.

020259

Private Record

Art

Portrait of General Allen

2nd Australian Imperial Force, 7th Australian Division; Major-General Arthur Samuel Allen, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, FCA, General Commanding 7th Division. This portrait was exhibited in the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, from 23 January - 28 February 1943.

ART22346

Film

Lord and Lady Gowrie's tour of North Western area

The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Lord Gowrie and Lady Gowrie tour North Western area, inspecting 23rd Australian Infantry Brigade, RAN, 1st Aust. Farm Company, Army canteens soft drink factory, 129 Australian General Hospital and 54 Squadron, RAF identified personnel:...

F01718

General Blamey inspects 7th Division

First part of film deals with exercise of infantry and artillery. Second part is General Blamey's inspection of 12 Battalion, 18th Brigade. Probably May, June, July 1942.

F01775

Major General Allen's first parade Darwin

On 1 April 1943 Major General Arthur Samuel (Tubby) Allen inspects a parade of the 19th Australian Infantry Brigade. This was his first parade after taking over as General Officer Comanding (GOC) Northern Territory Force. Shows the arrival by staff car, mounting saluting stand, general salute,...

F01799

Blamey farewells troops

These pictures were requested by the GOC, Sir Thomas Blamey to be added to a special film made up of Parer's and Bagnall's. Shots taken show Sir Thomas Blamey and an unidentified Brigadier inspecting ammunition and supplies being loaded for the front line. Also troops climbing aboard air liner....

F01807

Forde visits Darwin

Mr Francis Michael Forde, Minister of the Army, accompanied by the Adjutant General, Major General Charles Edward M Lloyd CBE, visits the Darwin area. Mr Forde and Major General Lloyd are greeted on their arrival by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Northern Territory Force, Major General...

F01836

General Allen at picnic races

General Allen takes over command from General Stevens in Northern Territory. Horse racing by the army in the Northern Territory. Identified personnel: Brigadier Sutherland, Brigadier Strutt, L/Cpl W.L. Hutchinson (selling horses), Major Craig U.S. Army, Mrs Byrne wife of cattle station owner, R.J....

F01839

1. "Assassinated" Philippines President here 2. AIF returns. (Cinesound News No. 544)

1. (1 min) Dr Manuel Kathong arrives in Melbourne and is greeted by General Douglas MacArthur 2. (8 min) AIF returns to Australia from the Middle East. General Allen keeps fit playing deck tennis.

F00570

Camp life at Palestine

Palestine, general shots of troops in camp and on route march, camp area February 1940. Identified personnel are 2165414 (NX160) Major Hector McDonald Finnie AAMC, with portable dentisit chair and drill rig setting up outside a tent; NX295 Captain Ethne Doris Swanson 2/1 Australian General...

F01007

Eden visits AIF camp

The Right Honorable, (Robert) Anthony Eden PC, MC, JP accompanied by Brigadier A S Allen DSO, VD inspects members of the 2nd AIF in Palestine.

F01009

Anzac Day Jerusalem 1940

On Anzac Day 1940 a remembrance service was held in the British War Cemetery Jerusalem, then a march through Jerusalem streets by Australian (2/4 Infantry Battalion) and unidentified kilted troops (probably 2 Battalion, the Black Watch). Identified personnel are; Sergeant Frank Inman, Sir Harold...

F01019

Syria, battle of Damour

The cooperation of the Australian 7 Division, Tomahawk fighter aircraft No 3 Squadron RAAF and the cruiser HMAS Perth in action against the Vichy French. Identified personnel are: Major-General A S Allen, CBE, DSO, VD, Captain A Binnie, MC and Squadron Leader Peter Jeffrey, DFC.

F01101

Brigadier Allen greets Generals, Palestine

Brigadier A S Allen DSO, VD greets Major General Mackay CMG, DSO, VD in an ornamental garden; then the General departs in a staff car.

F01021

Sir Harold MacMichael visits AIF Camp

Sir Harold MacMichael KCMG, CMG, DSO, High Commissioner and Commander in Chief for Palestine and High Commissioner for Trans Jordan arrived at Julis Camp at 10.30 am. He was greeted by Brigadier A S Allen DSO, VD and Lieutenant Colonel G F Wootten DSO. Then inspected Guard of Honour.

F01017

Menzies tour, Middle East and Palestine

The Australian Prime Minister Mr Robert Gordon Menzies toured the Middle East and Palestine visiting Australian sailors, soldiers and airmen at Jerusalem, Julis, Beit Jerja, Dier Suneid, Bardia, Tobruk and Benghazi. Australian troops and Sir Harold MacMichael, KCMG, DSO, High Commisioner for...

F01065

Port Moresby to Buna-Sanananda

A general coverage of activities of Australian and American forces between Port Moresby-Kokoda-Sanananda. Subjects covered include scenes along Kokoda Trail; supply dropping, re-entry of Kokoda by Australian troops; aerial evacuation of wounded; bridging work; church parade; Christmas dinner at...

F07546

Signing Peace Treaty at Acre, and entry into Beirut

The Armistice was signed on 12 July, 1941 at Acre by General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson KCB, DSO, for the Allies and General Verdilhac for the Vichy French. On 15 July 1941 the 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion and 6 Australian Division Cavalry Regiment made a ceremonial entry into Beruit and the...

F01102

Syrian campaign ends with fall of Beirut (Fox Movietone News Vol. 12 No. 34)

Extracts from Fox Movietone News Vol 12 No 34. Shows the events leading to the fall of Syria, surrender of the Vichy French and the signing of the Armistice at Acre. Ceremonial entry into Beirut and crowd scenes. See also F01101and F01102 for unedited Department of Information footage and dope...

F00305

Manuscript

Codrington, Arthur John (NX2274, Corporal, 2/2nd Battalion)

Manuscript titled 'Escape from Greece (Tempe Gorge)'. Decribes the escape of NX2274 Cpl. Arthur John Codrington, MID, with other Australian and New Zealand soldiers from Greece to Palestine via Turkey. Recounts encounter with a German tank at Tempe Gorge including the actions of Arthur Hiddens for...

MSS2165

Codrington, Arthur John (NX2274, Corporal, 2/2nd Battalion)

Biographical manuscript titled 'My Life as a Soldier' detailing the service of NX2274 Cpl. Arthur John Codrington MID in the Second World War. Describes signals training in camp at Julis, Palestine in 1940, the Battle of Bardia, passage to Greece and the effect of war on Greek civilians. Recounts...

MSS2166

Timeline

Date of birth 1894-03-10 Hurstville, NSW.
Date commissioned 1913
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-06-24 Appointed to the Australian Imperial Force as a second lieutenant.
Date of embarkation 1915-08-09 Embarked for Eygpt with reinforcements for the 13th Battalion.
Other units 1915-10-23 - 1916-03-02 13th Battalion.
Date promoted 1916-02-01 Appointed lieutenant.
Date promoted 1916-03-02 - 1917-09-25 Appointed capatain and assigned to the 45th Battalion.
Other 1916-06-08 Arrived in France.
Other 1916-08 Fought at Pozieres.
Other 1917-06 Led his men through the battle of Messines.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-06-14
Date promoted 1917-07 Appointed major.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-07-06
Date of honour or award 1917-08-25 Distinguished Service Order, for leadership amidst heavy loses at the battle of Messines.
Other units 1917-09-25 - 1918-01-10 Temporary Commanding Officer of 45th Battalion.
Other units 1918-01-10 - 1918-01-25 Temporary Commanding Officer of 48th Battalion.
Other units 1918-01-25 - 1918-02-27 45th Battalion.
Other units 1918-02-27 - 1918-04-19 Temporary Commanding Officer of 45th Battalion.
Date of honour or award 1918-04-18 Mention in Despatches.
Date promoted 1918-04-19 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1918-04-19 - 1918-06-29 Temporary Commanding Officer of 48th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-05-08
Other units 1918-06-29 - 1918-10-04 Senior Officers School, Aldershot.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-17
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-27
Other units 1918-10-04 - 1918-11-20 48th Battalion.
Date promoted 1918-11-20 Appointed lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of the 13th Battalion.
Date of honour or award 1919-01-07 French Croix de Guerre, for his service on the Western Front.
Date of discharge 1919-11-10 Appointment with the Australian Imperial Force ended, however Allen remained active in the militia.
Date promoted 1933 Became full colonel in charge of the 14th Brigade.
Date promoted 1938 Appointed brigadier.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1939-10-13 Enlisted in the 2nd AIF.
Date promoted 1939-10-13 Given command of the 16th Brigade, 6th Division, AIF.
Other 1940 Active service in the Middle East.
Date of honour or award 1941-04-01 Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Date of honour or award 1941-07-08 Companion of the Order of the Bath
Date promoted 1941-08 Promoted to general.
Date of honour or award 1941-12-30 Mention in Despatches.
Date returned to Australia 1942-03
Other 1942-08 Active service in Port Morseby, New Guinea.
Other 1942-10-29 Relieved of his command.
Date of honour or award 1944-11-23 Greek War Cross - First Class.
Date of discharge 1945-04-03
Date of death 1959-01-25