Service Number: 3955

Rank: Lance Corporal

Unit: 7th Australian Infantry Battalion

Service: Australian Army

Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918

Conflict eligibility date:  First World War, 1914-1921

The official commencement and cut-off dates for inclusion in the Roll of Honour and the Commemorative Roll.

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Date of death: 24 September 1917

Place of death: Belgium

Cause of death: Died of wounds

Age at death: 23

Place of association: Ouyen, Victoria, Australia

Cemetery or memorial details: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

Allan Thomas Tonkin's name is located at 51 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Plan of Commemorative area showing which panel the name Allan Thomas Tonkin's is located

Roll of Honour name projection

Allan Thomas Tonkin's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Wed 1 June, 2016 at 3:47 am
  • Wed 13 July, 2016 at 12:30 am
  • Sat 27 August, 2016 at 2:16 am
  • Tue 18 October, 2016 at 10:20 pm
  • Wed 21 December, 2016 at 2:35 am
  • Wed 22 February, 2017 at 11:39 pm
  • Sun 16 April, 2017 at 10:45 pm
  • Wed 31 May, 2017 at 10:40 pm
  • Wed 12 July, 2017 at 9:28 pm
  • Sat 26 August, 2017 at 10:31 pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.

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Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

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Personal Service Records

For information on the service records of those who served in the First World War please see Australian Service Records from World War I on the National Archives of Australia website.

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour Certificate

Roll of honour certificates are available from the Orientation Gallery for $5.40 each.

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