Cyril John Allan

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Cyril John Allan

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Paiaka, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand
Death: October 20, 1969 (72)
Paiaka, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Hallard Allan and Margaret Isabella King (McCauley)
Husband of Ellen Bertha Allan
Father of Ellen Isabell Ludlow; Dawn Hoggard and Audrey May Allan
Brother of Charles Hallard Allan; Lilian Mabel Mitchell; Lester Allan; Margaret Olive Smith; Leonard Thomas Allan and 1 other
Half brother of Henry William Allan and Albert James King

Managed by: Pamela Joy White (nee Going)
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About Cyril John Allan

Cyril John Allan was born in Paiaka, Bay of Islands, on 31 January 1897. His parents were Margaret Isabella McCauley (1867-1934) and Charles Hallard Allan (1849-1938).

Cyril was a rifleman in World War I. His previous occupation was ‘kauri climber’. His next of kin is listed as his father Charles Allan of Hukerenui, Bay of Islands. Cyril embarked with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company on 8 January 1916. He left Wellington aboard either the Tahiti or the Warrimoo for Suez, Egypt (Nominal Roll No. 16, p. 2) (Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database).

On 20 September 1916 Cyril was wounded in action in France. He received a gunshot wound to the face for which he spent 86 days in hospital recovering. He embarked for England on 23 September and on 24 September he was admitted to Camberwell Hospital. On 14 March 1917 he received a gunshot wound to the jaw for which he spent a further 28 days in hospital. Cyril was discharged from the army on 7 June 1919.

He married Ellen Bertha Rusk (1897-1964) on 5 January 1922 (reg. 1922/322) at the home of her father, Charles Bull Rusk in Paiaka. They had three children together. Ellen died in Auckland on 27 August 1964. Cyril died, aged 71, on 20 October 1969 (reg. 1969/43565) at Paiaka, Bay of Islands. Cyril and Ellen are buried together in Kamo Cemetery (No. 411).

Source: Biography of Cyril John Allan by Debbie McCauley, his first cousin thrice removed http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/remembering_war/topics/show/1153

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Cyril John Allan's Timeline

1897
January 31, 1897
Paiaka, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand
1922
December 20, 1922
Northland, New Zealand
1924
August 16, 1924
Whangarei, Northland, North Island, New Zealand

Born in Whangarei in 1924 (Folio No. 4083)

1932
May 16, 1932
Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
1969
October 20, 1969
Age 72
Paiaka, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand
October 1969
Age 72
Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand