Alfred John Allsep

First Name: 
Alfred
Middle Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Allsep
Mother's Name: 
Alice Allsep
Father's Name: 
William Allsep
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, March 19, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
17th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Alfred John Allsep (Service No 6899), was born in Sydney, N.S.W., around 1891.

At enlistment he was single, 26 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.

Alfred embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana, with 17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement, on 16th June 1917. He arrived in England on 25th August 1917, and joined 17th Battalion, in France, on 4th January 1918. He saw service on the Western Front and took part in the Allied Offensive of 8th August 1918, when he was wounded in action. Alfred was evacuated to hospital in England, with severe shrapnel wounds to his head.

He was returned to Australia in January 1919, and discharged medically unfit.

In 1933, Alfred married Nettie Kirton, in Bowral, N.S.W.

Alfred died in 1969.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ALLSEP A J

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