James de Vere ALLEN 1855-1909
&
Adeline Florence GURNER 1863-1930

Somersetshire, England ; Riverina, NSW ; Melbourne & Digby, Victoria, Australia

James de Vere ALLEN 1855-1909, b. Burnham, Somersetshire, England, son of John ALLEN and Elizabeth CROSS was married in 1889, St Kilda, Victoria to Adelaine Florence GURNER 1863-1930, b. St Kilda, Victoria, daughter of Henry Field GURNER and Augusta Mary CURR. James de Vere ALLEN and family appear to have arrived in the Digby area c.1904 and farmed the property, "Stokesdale" near Digby, where James died in 1909, after a shooting accident, and was buried in the Digby Cemetery. His widow Adelaine died in 1930 at Caulfield, Victoria.

"The Hamilton Spectator" Wednesday, 31st Mar 1909.
SHOCKING ACCIDENT. -- A FOOT SHATTERED. -- LIMB AMPUTATED. (Wire From Our Correspondent.)
DIGBY, Tuesday.-Mr. J. De Vere Allen, of Stokesdale, met with a serious accident this morning. While passing through a gate, with the object of shooting parrots on his crop, he tripped, and, the gun striking a post exploded, the charge entering above Mr. Allen's ankle, completely shattering the foot. The injured limb was amputated by Drs. Morton and Deraven.

"The Hamilton Spectator" Friday, 2nd April 1909.
FATAL ACCIDENT. -- DEATH OF MR. ALLEN. (Wire From Our Correspondent.)
DIGBY, Thursday.-The gun accident which occurred on Tuesday to Mr. J. De Vere Allen, of Stokesdale, terminated fatally last night. The interment took place this afternoon, the Rev. M. C. James officiating.
The deceased was very popular. General sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Allen and family.
The deceased was out shooting on Tuesday, when he slipped and the gun exploded, the charge entering his foot, and shattering it to such an extent that it had to he amputated.

James de Vere ALLEN and Adeline Florence GURNER had the following family...

  1. Percy de Vere ALLEN 1891-1971, b. St Kilda, Victoria; resided in Kenya, Africa; d. Goring, England; m. 1924 Kenya, Africa to Violet "Viola" DICKSON 1883-1970, b. Melbourne, Victoria to George Logue DICKSON and Isabella Gertude "Ida" BROUGHTON; d. London, England. Percy de Vere ALLEN served in WW1 with the East African Mounted Rifles (wounded) and the 1st AIF...
    • WW1 : 1914-1915, served (wounded) for 6m in East Afica, East African Mounted Rifles.
    • WW1 : 14-09-1915, enlisted Melbourne, Victoria, Pte 6, Australian Remount Unit, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 12-11-1915, embarked "Orsova" Melbourne, Victoria, Pte 6, Australian Remount Unit, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 15-04-1916, Heliopolis, Egypt, Pte 6, AIF Headquarters, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 11-05-1916, Alexandria, Egypt, embarked "Euripides" for England, Pte 6, AIF Headquarters, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 22-02-1917, England, overeas to France, Pte 6, ASC details, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 23-05-1917, France, Pte 6, 1st Anzac Entrenching Battalion, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 24-05-1917, France, Pte 6, 25th Depot Unit of Supply, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 04-04-1918, France, Cpl 6, 25th Depot Unit of Supply, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 15-02-1919, France, A/Sgt 6, 25th Depot Unit of Supply, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 08-09-1919, England, embarked "Raranga" for RTA, Cpl 6, 25th Depot Unit of Supply, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 26-12-1919, discharged from the AIF, Cpl 6, 25th Depot Unit of Supply, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 75, planted by Miss Peggie SHAW

  2. Kathleen De Vere ALLEN 1892-1979, b. "Bogabigal" Station (near Forbes), New South Wales; d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1921 Melbourne, Victoria to Eric Edwin SWALLOW 1894-1971, b. Melbourne, Victoria son of Alfred George SWALLOW and Annie Sophie PLUMMER; d. Melbourne, Victoria.

  3. Adeline De Vere ALLEN 1893-1988, b. Wagga Wagga, New South Wales; d. England; m. 1918 Egypt, North Africa to Major Russell Herbert SKINNER, b. 1881, Sussex, England; Major 91st Punjabis (Light Infantry) Regiment, Indian Army; d. ..?...

  4. Floyd de Vere ALLEN 1895-1951, b. "Boree Creek" Station (near Lockhart), New South Wales; resided "Stokesdale" Digby, Victoria; served in 1st AIF; d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1918, to Chris Benvie DICKSON 1893-1969, b. Queensland, Australia, to Robert Peter DICKSON and Stuart BECK; d. Melbourne, Victoria. Floyd de Vere ALLEN served in WW1 with the 1st AIF...
    • WW1 : Sep 1915, Floyd de Vere ALLEN, Stockman of Tolga, Atherton, QLD, applied to enlist in the 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 06-09-1915, enlisted Townsville, QLD, Pte 2560A, 25th Battalion (reinforcements), 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 21-10-1915, embarked "Seang Bee" Brisbane, QLD, Pte 2560A, 25th Battalion (reinforcements), 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 28-02-1916, joined 9th Battalion, Zeitoun (Cairo), Egypt, Pte 2560A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 03-04-1916, arrived Marseilles, France, Pte 2560A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 28-09-1917, appointed L/Cpl, France, L/Cpl 2560A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 09-10-1917, wounded in action, Belgium, L/Cpl 2560A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 16-03-1918, embarked "Wandillo" from England for RTA, L/Cpl 2560A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 24-09-1918, discharged, Melbourne, Victoria, Pte 2560A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 77, planted by Miss Dorothy SHAW

  5. Aubrey de Vere ALLEN 1896-1981, b. "Boree Creek" Station (near Lockhart), New South Wales; d. Toora, Gippsland, Victoria; m. 1937 to Dorothy Frances SWALLOW 1891-1967, b. Melbourne, Victoria to Alfred George SWALLOW and Annie Sophie PLUMMER; d. Toora, Gippsland, Victoria. Aubrey de Vere ALLEN served in WW1 with the 1st AIF...
    • WW1 : Sep 1915, Aubrey de Vere ALLEN, Saw Mill Hand of Tolga, Atherton, QLD, applied to enlist in the 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 06-09-1915, enlisted Townsville, QLD, Pte 2558A, 25th Battalion (reinforcements), 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 21-10-1915, embarked "Seang Bee" Brisbane, QLD, Pte 2558A, 25th Battalion (reinforcements), 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 28-02-1916, joined 9th Battalion, Zeitoun (Cairo), Egypt, Pte 2558A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 03-04-1916, arrived Marseilles, France, Pte 2558A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 09-05-1917, wounded in action, France, Pte 2558A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 14-05-1917, returned to unit, France, Pte 2558A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 12-04-1919, embarked "Suffolk" from England for RTA, Pte 2558A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • WW1 : 28-07-1919, discharged, Melbourne, Victoria, Pte 2558A, 9th Battalion, 1st AIF
    • Ww1 : Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 79, planted by Miss Elsie SHAW

  6. Victor de Vere ALLEN 1898-1980, b. "Padnoller" Forbes, New South Wales, Australia; served with 1st AIF; resided in Kenya, Africa; d. Mombasa, Kenya, Africa; m. 1931 at Swan Hill, Victoria to Helen Elizabeth McMILLAN 1900-..?.., b. Gippsland, Victoria to William John McMILLAN and Margaret Penman DANSON; d. ...?... Victor de Vere ALLEN served in WW1 with the 1st AIF...
    • WW1 : 30-10-1916, enlisted Melbourne, Victoria, Gnr 33150, Field Artillery, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 03-02-1917, joined Maribyrnong, Victoria, Gnr 33150, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade (reinforcements), 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 11-05-1917, embarked "Shropshire" Melbourne, Victoria, Gnr 33150, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade (reinforcements), 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 19-09-1917, disembarked "Shropshire" Plymouth, England, Gnr 33150, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade (reinforcements), 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 23-10-1917, Belgium, taken on strength, Dvr 33150, 3rd Army Brigade, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 12-03-1918, Eastbourne, England, admitted hospital, Dvr 33150, 3rd Army Brigade, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 30-08-1919, England, joined, Dvr 33150, 3rd Arrillery Brigade, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 01-11-1919, Devonport, England, embarked "Nestor" for RTA, Dvr 33150, 3rd Arrillery Brigade, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : 22-01-1920, Melbourne, Victoria, discharged from AIF, Dvr 33150, 3rd Arrillery Brigade, 1st AIF.
    • WW1 : Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 81, planted by Miss Patricia SHAW

  7. Cecil Edward de Vere ALLEN 1901-1902, b. Narre Warren, Victoria, d. Dandenong, Victroia.

  8. Jack Beverley de Vere ALLEN 1903-..?.., b. East St Kilda, Victoria; d. ...?...; m. 1929 to Ruby Sarah TYNAN 1897-1965, b. Mooroopna, Victoria to William John TYNAN and Alice Jane DENNIS; d. Glenhuntly, Victoria.

Links to Glenelg & Wannon Pioneer Names at..

Branxholme, Condah & Myamyn : Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral :

Hotspur : Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale

Daryl Povey

John Pockett

HOME