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Document Details


Title: William Allen
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Victoria. State Library. Special Collections. Australian Manuscripts Collection
Collection: Victorians at War - Oral History Project
Description: Evan Allen began his navy career as a boy soldier at outbreak of World War One when he was only 14 years old. He served initially on the training ship Tingira in 1914 before joining the crew of HMAS Encounter in 1915. During the war he served on the Cerberus (1918) and the Sydney (1918-19). Evan retired from the Royal Australian Navy in 1947 after 34 years service.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Allen, William (Evan)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Australia. Navy
Historical events discussed: World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Australia; Oceania
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Australia; Australia. Navy; Australia--Armed Forces; Australia--History; Military service, Voluntary; Oceania; Oral history; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0026757-28932