Biography

Birth date: 1895
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
NX12229 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • F-hafen Sub-area
  • 5th Base S/A
  • 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 20th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Pacific Island Regiment

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 22 August 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: F-hafen Sub-area
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 5th Base S/A
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

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

  • Unit: 20th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: F-hafen Sub-area
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

020770

TOBRUK, LIBYA. 1941-09-08. CAPTAIN J.L.A. KELLY (STAFF CAPTAIN), MAJOR H.T. ALLAN (BRIGADE MAJOR), AND BRIGADIER J.J. MURRAY, OF THE 20TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, DISCUSSING A PLAN.

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020771

TOBRUK, LIBYA. 1941-09-08. A GROUP OF OFFICERS OF THE 20TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. LEFT TO RIGHT:- FRONT ROW - LIEUTENANT W. ANGUS, LIEUTENANT J.R. WATCH, MAJOR H.T. ALLAN, BRIGADIER, J.J. MURRAY, CAPTAIN J.L.A. KELLY, LIEUTENANT D.D. HALLEY. BACK ROW - CAPTAIN J.B. BLUNDELL, LIEUTENANT J.H. ELLIOTT,...

020771

075552

MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-08-29. NX12229 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H.T. ALLAN, OBE, MC, OFFICER COMMANDING, MADANG BASE SUB-AREA.

075552

075553

MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-08-29. NX12229 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H.T. ALLAN, OBE, MC, COMMANDING OFFICER, LMADANG BASE SUB-AREA AND THREE NATIVE BOYS, TIMO, SARU AND MALACHI, WHO ESCAPED FROM JAPANESE HELD TERRITORY AND JOINED COLONEL ALLAN AT FINSCHHAFEN.

075553

075555

MADANG, NEW GUINEA. 1944-08-29. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, MADANG BASE SUB AREA. ISDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX11412 MAJOR V.M. BARKER GII (1); VX36 LIEUTENANT-COLONEAL N.A. NORRIS, ASSISTANT ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL (2); NX12229 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H.T. ALLAN, CBE, MC, COMMANDING OFFICER...

075555

076670

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1944-11-04. TWO NATIVE BOYS, ONE FROM NEW BRITAIN AND ONE FROM NEW IRELAND, WHO WERE HOUSEBOYS FOR LIEUTENANT-COLONEL A.T. ALLAN, 5TH BASE SUB AREA, ARE HAPPY TO BE ON THEIR WAY HOME AFTER SIX YEARS ON THE GOLDFIELDS AND SERVING IN THE FINSCHHAFEN AND MADANG OPERATIONS.

076670

077161

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1944-11-21. RAN, AMF AND RAAF OFFICERS HOLDING A CONFERENCE IN THE MESS AT THE 5TH BASE SUB AREA REGARDING THE PROPOSED AIRSTRIP IN THE PALMALMAL PLANTATION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX209 MAJOR J.C. HARDIE, ACTING QUARTERMASTER, 5TH BASE SUB AREA (1); NX12229...

077161

077162

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1944-11-21. CONFERENCE OF HIGH ARMY, RAN AND RAAF OFFICERS DEALING WITH A PROPOSED AIRSTRIP NEAR PALMALMAL PLANTATION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX12229 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H.T. ALLAN, OBE, MC, (1); CAPTAIN J.C. ESDAILE, RAN, (2); BRIG A.G. TORR, DSO (3).

077162

077164

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1944-11-21. SENIOR AUSTRALIAN SERVICE OFFICERS AT A POINT NEAR THE CENTRE OF THE PROPOSED NEW AIRSTRIP NEAR THE PALMALMAL PLANTATION IN THE 5TH BASE SUB AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX12229 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H.T. ALLAN, OBE, MC, COMMANDING OFFICER, 5TH AUSTRALIAN...

077164

077165

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1944-11-21. SENIOR AUSTRALIAN SERVICE OFFICERS CHECKING OVER THE PLANS FOR THE NEW AIRSTRIP NEAR THE PALMALMAL PLANTATION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX171 BRIGADIER A.G. TORR, DSO, CHIEF ENGINEER, 1ST AUSTRALIAN ARMY (1); NX12229 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H.T. ALLAN, OBE, MC,...

077165

077614

PALMALMAL PLANTATION, JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1944-12-21. NX12229 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H.T. ALLAN, OBE, MC, COMMANDING OFFICER (1) AND NX209 MAJOR J.C. HARDIE, DEPUTY ASSISTANT ADJUTANT AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL (2) ON THE STEPS OF COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, 5TH BASE SUB AREA.

077614

078930

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-02-03. THE OFFICIAL PARTY AT THE OPENING OF THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIAN COMFORTS FUND SERVICES CLUB AT HEADQUARTERS, 5TH BASE SUB AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- REPRESENTATIVE K. WATTS, YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (1); NX12229 LIEUTENANT...

078930

079486

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-03-11. NX12229 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H.T. ALLAN, OBE, MC, COMMANDING OFFICER, 5TH BASE SUB AREA (3) PRESENTING A TROPHY TO PRIVATE GILBERT (1) AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE AQUATIC CARNIVAL OF THE NEW BRITAIN YACHT CLUB, 5TH BASE SUB AREA.

079486

093125

WEWAK AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-14. GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (3),AND PARTY, INSPECTING A NATIVE GARDEN AT CAPE MOEM. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- MAJ-GEN J.E.S. STEVENS, GOC 6 DIVISION (1); LT-COL D.H. DWYER, PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO...

093125

071585

SONG RIVER, FINSCHHAFEN AREA, NEW GUINEA. 1944-03-26. NX12229 LIEUTENANT COLONEL H. T. ALLAN OBE MC (1), OFFICER COMMANDING FINSCHHAFEN BASE SUB-AREA, USING A MICROPHONE TO ADDRESS NATIVES DURING A LULL IN FESTIVITIES AT THE AUSTRALIAN NEW GUINEA ADMINISTRATION UNIT COMPOUND, HELD TO CELEBRATE RE...

071585

Timeline

Date of birth 1895
Date of embarkation 1916-08-22
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-25
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-27
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-14
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-24