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Sergeant Frank Valentine Allison 181, 12th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF
First World War Army Australian
By Philip Baldock

United Kingdom

Sergeant Frank Valentine Allison
View record on CWGC
Died 29th May 1915, buried Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Sgt Allison (source: Ancestry)

Sergeant 181 Frank Valentine Allison 12th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF...

...was born the 14th of February 1886 at Launceston, Tasmania, the son of Frank Allison and Emma Louise Johenia nee Hume. In 1914 he married Eva Gertrude Ruth Page in Tasmania, the couple then resided at George Town.

His service record notes that he joined the 12th Battalion, 3rd Brigade on the 19th of August 1914 whilst employed as a mechanic. He had served in the Cadets and in the Territorials prior to enlistment at Brighton, Tasmania.

Frank was made a Lance Corporal on the 19th of August and Lance Sergeant on the 17th of October and on the 20th of October he embarked on HMAT A2 Geelong at Hobart for Egypt. He was admitted to No.1 General Hospital Heliopolis on the 28th of May, 1915 with “instant pancreatitis” and died the following day, and was buried in Old Cairo Cemetery on the 30th by the Chaplain G.H Gavin. He is now buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. 

His record concludes with his medals and memorials which were sent to Eva. The 1914/15 Star; War Medal; Victory Medal; Memorial Scroll and Memorial Plaque. Sgt Frank Allison is remembered on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour and Launceston Church Grammar School Roll of Honour