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Allan, Morton McLeod (1894–1917)

Lieutenant Morton McLeod Allan, n.d.

Lieutenant Morton McLeod Allan, n.d.

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

MORTON MCLEOD ALLAN was born at Kadina, South Australia, on 28th February, 1894, the son of the Rev. Thomas Allan, Methodist minister, and Mrs. Emma Allan. After receiving a public-school education he entered a business college for a term, and joined the service of the Bank at Fremantle, W.A., on 10th April, 1910. In May of the following year he was transferred to Perth, and thence to Kalgoorlie in August, 1914.

He enlisted in December, and embarked in April, 1915, having then attained the rank of sergeant. After the Somme battle of July, 1916, in which he took part, he was recommended for a commission, and proceeded to the Gales School of Instruction, in Scotland. He was gazetted lieutenant in October, and re-joined his battalion in France. After eleven months of further service at the front, he was killed by an enemy shell in Polygon Wood on 20th September, 1917.

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