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Arthur Allen

William White and Family – Arthur Allen by Peter Conole – 2016 EPG Newsletter No 3 and 4

Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
A Allen Title Deed 1882
68th Regiment
Name ALLEN – Arthur
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 7th 6th 8th and 10th Battery Depot Brigade
Regiment Number (s) 23887
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th March 1847 / 18 years 4 months / Galway Galway Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 2 years 11 months
Crimea – 1 year 1 month
Length of Service21 years 283 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 20th April 1869 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Middlesex Artillery Volunteers 1 Leicester Square
Pension Districts1869 2nd North London
1870 Woolwich
1874-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/7d per diem
Increased 1887 to 1/9½d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Woolwich Kent England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
ALLEN William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
O’BRYAN Johannah
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
SEWELL Elizabeth
c1828 Not yet known Canada
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWWilliam Thomas B 1854 Woolwich Kent
Louisa Deborah B c1862 Aldershot Hampshire England
M NUGENT William James 13th March 1881 Fremantle Western Australia don of EPG Samuel Nugent
D 6th August 1938 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Robert William B c1866 Ireland
M WHITE Emma 1898 Perth Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
SEWELL William
1800 Devon England
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
O’BRYAN Johanna
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P49 Perth Road (now Stirling Highway)
1.1.0 acres
24th February 1882 Title application approved Title 6/12
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Monday 7th November 1892 page 3 Account of funeral with Military honours
The Daily News (Perth WA) Saturday 14th March 1903 page 1 Funeral Notice Elizabeth Allen
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialNovember 1892 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
14th March 1903 North Fremantle WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery C of E
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Arthur Allen Bombardier Royal Artillery 6th Batt 8th Company 3/1851 location Woolwich
1861 Census Arthur Allen is living at Aldershot Hampshire with his wife Elizabeth and son William Thomas age 7 born Woolwich Kent England
1871 Census Arthur Allen is living with his wife Elizabeth and children Louisa (9) and Robert W (5) at 17 Ogilby Street Woolwich, also living with them is his wife’s father the 71 year old William Sewell who was also a Chelsea Pensioner. William Thomas who would have been 17 years of age is no longer with the family.
1880 November Arthur Allen’s name was put forward for the Enrolled Guard at the time he was living at the Barracks at Fremantle with his wife and 2 children
1881 Arthur Allen applied for the grant of £15 for the roof of his cottage at North Fremantle
1881 bought Barracks Furniture to the value of £1/6/3 and £5/8/623rd April 1884 dismissed as Sergeant Instructor of the Naval Artillery
15th April 1884 ‘It appears from endorsed telegram that Mr Allen (Arthur Allen) Sergeant instructor of the Naval Artillery has been suspended from Duty by order of Captain Smith for attending the Camp. It was absolutely necessary that Mr Allen should be with his Battery on that occasion to prevent dangerous accidents with the heavy guns he being the only experienced man among them.
It would seem from the above report that the orders of His Excellency the Governor with reference to all Volunteers/Government servants being permitted to attend the Camp of Exercise from Thursday to Tuesday have been either ignored or over ridden’.
Colonel Angelo wrote to the Colonial Secretary 19th April 1884
“Sergeant Allen appears to have acted upon the information furnished by me to the officer in command of his Battery that leave had been granted by His Excellency the Governor to all Volunteers .Government servants from Thursday to Tuesday. It will be very hard in my opinion when an excellent and deserving Non Commissioned officer if he suffers through the doing of his duties such in all accounts it would be desirable the two military services work in harmony’.
SROWA Cons 527 2026/1884

Arthur was given a military funeral as a mark of respect for his role in the Fremantle Artillery.
The funeral notice for Elizabeth said she was living with her son William.
See Enrolled Pensioner Special Interest Group “Gazette” 2016