Archibald Allen

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Archibald Robert Allen
Born (1888-10-20)20 October 1888
Nunhead, England
Died September 1961
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank Brigadier
Commands held Western Reinforcement Training Centre (1944)
Western Australia Lines of Communication Area Training Depots (1942–44)
3rd Infantry Brigade (1936–42)
43rd/48th Infantry Battalion (1931–36)
Battles/wars First World War
Second World War
Awards Efficiency Decoration

Brigadier Archibald Robert Allen, ED (20 October 1888 – September 1961) was a senior Australian Army officer in the Second World War.

Allen is believed to have enlisted in the First World War on 16 September 1914 and was assigned to H Company in the 16th Battalion (according to the AIF Project website[which?]).[citation needed]

Between the wars Allen was the Commanding Officer 43rd/48th Infantry Battalion.[1]

During the Second World War Allen was Commanding Officer of the 3rd Infantry Brigade (1936–1942), and Commandant of the Western Reinforcement Training Centre (1944). He retired in 1944.[1]


  1. ^ a b Allen, Archibald Robert, bio at
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