Historical information

Herbert Trangmar ALLAN, refer 2755.4 for his extensive service records and awards. .3) Taken during his appointment to Headquarters of the Command & Staff School, 2nd Military District. .7) Col H T ALLAN former commander of the Pacific Islands Regiment. .10) See newspaper articles 3046.52 & 3046.53 a., b., c. .11) - .14) See newspaper articles 3046.52 & 3046.53 a., b., c. .16) The flap staff was donated by the Royal Papua & New Guinea Constabulary. See newspaper articles 3046.52 & 3046.53 a., b., c.

Physical description

.1) Black & white full length photo of Capt Herbert T ALLAN, 17th Battalion, in Australian Army uniform from WWI, location unknown. .2) Black & white studio portrait of Herbert T ALLAN in suit & tie. Photo is mounted on cream card with a khaki border. Photo is secured in a cream card folder. .3) Black & white photo of a group of Australian Army Officers in uniform. Front row seated, rear / middle rows standing. Herbert T ALLAN seated front row 2nd from right. Headquarters of Command & Staff School in background. .4) Black & white photo of a battalion of soldiers marching down a street with sloped rifles & fixed bayonets. Battalion led by an Officer most likely to be Herbert T ALLAN. Solder on horseback in foreground. Civilian observers line the street. .5) Black & white photo of an Australian Army Officer, most likely Herbert T ALLAN, standing in front of a tent in New Guinea. .6) Black & white photo of Col Herbert T ALLAN seated, taken in New Guinea. .7) Black & white photo of Col H T ALLAN talking to 3 New Guinea natives who are possibly former members of the Pacific Islands Regiment. .8) Black & white photo of Col H T ALLAN & his New Guinean driver in an Australian Base Command jeep. .9) Black & white photo of New Guinean spectators at the opening of the Rabaul Ex-Servicemen's Club. .10) Black & white photo of Col Herbert T ALLAN with a group of PNG Ex-Servicemen. All are wearing medals. To the immediate left of Col Herbert T ALLAN is Raymond Martin, Club President. On wall behind is a rifle donated by Capt R CLAMMER of Rabaul Police. .11) Black & white photo of a presentation table to the Rabaul Ex-Servicemen, by the New Britain Boy Scouts. Club President, Raymond Martin is receiving the table with Colonel Herbert T ALLAN looking on. .12) Black & white photo of Rabaul Ex-Servicemen's Club President, Raymond Martin making a speech at the Club's opening with Colonel Herbert T ALLAN, a Naval Officer & a group looking on. Group is in front of PNG Rabaul Branch of Native Ex-Servicemen's Association building. .13) Black & white photo of the parade of PNG Ex-Servicemen, Boy Scouts & spectators at the opening of the Rabaul Ex-Servicemen's Club. .14) Black & white photo of Colonel Herbert T ALLAN inspecting a parade of PNG Ex-Servicemen at the opening of the Rabaul Ex-Servicemen's Club. .15) Black & white photo of the official party at the opening of the Papua & New Guinea Rabaul Branch Native Ex-Servicemen's Club. .16) Black & white photo of Colonel Herbert T ALLAN raising the Australian flag in front of a parade of PNG Ex-Servicemen, Boy Scouts & spectators at the opening of the Rabaul Ex-Servicemen's Club.

Inscriptions & markings

.1) Handwritten on back: Armistice Day Nov 11th 1918. Hence the smile. .2) Printed on folder front: Portrait study by Howard Harris. Handwritten on back: Blue Allan. .3) On front: Handwritten 'X' below H T ALLAN. On back: Stamp of S J Hood photographer detailing order No 1. .5) Handwritten in pencil on back: Return to I Marsh Woolgoolga. .6) Stamped in blue ink on back: Photograph No MH 75552 Supplied by Military History Section (SD?) General? LHQ For official purpose ONLY NOT TO BE PUBLISHED .7) Stamped in blue ink on back: Photograph No MH 75553 Supplied by Military History Section (SD?) General? LHQ For official purpose ONLY NOT TO BE PUBLISHED Handwritten in pencil on back: Return to I Marsh Woolgoolga. .8) Stamped in blue ink on back: Photograph No MH 75556 Supplied by Military History Section (SD?) General? LHQ For official purpose ONLY NOT TO BE PUBLISHED