Willie ALLEN #50246

Indigenous Australian, Trooper Willie ALLEN, 11th Light Horse Regiment.

Willie Allen trained at Rifle Range Camp, Enoggera, before embarking overseas. This is where his portrait would have been taken, and subsequently published in The Queenslander Pictorial, 2 February 1918.

Allen embarked from Sydney for Egypt 10 June 1918 and arrived in camp at Moascar five weeks later. He was allotted to the 11th Light Horse Regiment and served in Palestine before returning to Australia in August 1919. Soon after his return he married Madeline Ferguson, in Queensland, 20 September 1919.

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