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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a commercial traveller and salesman by trade, George Harold Allen was 25 years and married when enlisted on the 17th of June 1915 in the 22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement, and Australian Imperial Force with the rank of Lieutenant. George Harold Allen had gutter wound on nape of neck and penetrating wound of back of right thigh (upper part) 22nd July 1916 Pozieres, France and as a result developed a permanent disability. Later become short of breath and got tachycardia on slight exertion. Metallic fragments removed from thigh by removing a piece of bone from the thigh by an operation, and was discharged as permanently unfit with D.A.H. Disorderly Action of the Heart incapacity. George Harold Allen was struck off strength of Battalion and was listed as returned to Australia on the 13th of February 1917; and his appointment terminated on the 30th of May 1917. Tree No: 3490