Allan Sydney Last LACHMUND
Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 23189
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Victoria
Parents: Henry Lachmund
Julia E Last
Died: 9 July, 1952
Burial place: Leongatha,Victoria. Cremated at Springvale Crematorium.
Awards and Honours
- 1914-1915 Star
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
7th Battalion, F Company
Regimental Service Number: 751
Enlistment date: 18 August, 1914 Kyneton, Victoria
Age at enlistment: 27 years 10 months
Address at enlistment: Cunningham Street, Northcote
Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Brother: Henry Lachmund
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 152 pounds
Hair: Dark Brown
Embarkation ship: HMAT A20 Hororata.
Return Date: 7 July, 1915
Return Vessel: HS Runic.
Arrival at Australia: 7 November, 1916.
Discharge Date: 9 May, 1916
War Service Summary
25/04/1915 - Gun Shot Wound, forearm
02/05/1915 - Admitted H.S Galeka
02/05/1915 - Admitted H.S Delta Alexandria transportation to England
12/05/1915 - Disembark Southhampton for Hospital. Admitted Chichester Hospital.
07/07/1915 - Embarked ex Portland for Australia H.S Runic
21/03/1916 - To report to No. 5, Australian General Hospital, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne. Letter sent to Kyneton P.O.
10/05/1916 - Granted pension of 30/-
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
Married Olive Helene Bowler (1897 -1975) 1916 Reg. # 6630
Place/s of residence:
Water Trust Inspector
Date of death:
09/07/1952 Service Record, Reg. # 21351
Place of burial:
Leongatha,Victoria. Cremated at Springvale Crematorium.
Other relevant information:
1912 - Melton Football Club
Brother: Charles Fitzroy Lachmund Service No 4727
enlisted 31/07/1916; Discharged 03/05/1917
17/07/1967 - Olive, widow, applied for Gallipoli Medal while living at South Oakleigh.
Bacchus Marsh Express
15 June 1912, p. 3
The Melton Football Club have now decided to go into training, and Mr. Allan Lachmund has undertaken the responsibility of the team. Tuesday and Thurs day nights drill; and with good judgment they should win the final of the Association matches.
The Gisborne Gazette
14 January 1916, p. 3
15 January 1916, p. 2
Toolern Vale News
Allan Lachmund, one of our returned soldiers, is paying us a visit. Mr Lachmund was shot through the wrist. I am sorry to say he is permanently disabled.
10 July 1952, p. 11
LACHMUND.—On July 9, at Leongatha Allan dearly beloved husband of Olive, loving uncle, foster father of Raymond, Cyril and Lillian (Mrs Wall) late 7th Battalion First A I F
LACHMUND.—The Funeral of the late ALLAN LACHMUND will leave his residence 60 Bair street Leongatha TOMORROW (Friday) after a service and will arrive at Springvale Crematorium at 2 p.m.
J W POUNDER & SONS Funeral Directors Leongatha Phone Leongatha 9
Gippslander and Mirboo Times
20 July 1916, p. 2
[Large display advertisement]
BOOT REPAIRING !!
Having Leased the premises recently occupied by the late R. Lord, intends starting Repairing on 23rd July, AT MELBOURNE PRICES.
Boots can be left at DONNAN'S, .
The Authorised News Agent for "Age" and "Argus,"
HUGH THOMPSON'S BOOTS.
Large Stock of Clothing on Hand.
SUITS TO MEASURE,
A SPECIAL DEPARTMENT
Great Southern Star
2 July 1918, p. 2
PIGS. PIGS. PIGS.
A TRUCK of PIGS will leave
Leongatha Railway Station
on TUESDAY the 2nd July,
for McPHAIL, ANDERSON &
7 September 1918, p. 2
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDRNT.)
Planting the Honor Avenue took place in the Toolern Park on Saturday last. The scheme adopted involved two concave semi-circles, facing the road, the converging points being 16ft. apart. Between these two points it is intended to erect the Honor Tablet, when the design has been approved; two specially selected shrubs were planted at this point, known as Thuja Doniana, a new and very handsome type of evergreen. The rest of the trees are golden cypresses. The line of the semi-circles was arranged well in advance of the cypress hedge (which was planted three years ago) and forms a background to the whole plantation. The blend of coloring from the golden-tinted trees against the dark green hedge will give a very fine effect in a few years time. The planting was carried, out under supervision and the trees well watered and thoroughly mulched to preserve the moisture on account of the lateness of the season for planting.
The list of those who enlisted from the North Riding contains 20 names and a corresponding number of trees were planted. Precedence was given in the order of planting to those who have made the supreme sacrifice. The list is as follows:-
R. J. Wynne, A. Cameron, H. Foster, W. G. Hogg, A. G. Tedcastle, E. Cameron, N. Cameron, J. Clarke, J. S. Farrell, O. Jurd, A. Lachmund, S. J. T. McCorkell, R. J. MacPherson, A. P. Missen, G. A. G. Smith, G. Snowden, R. Gault, D. Cameron,
J. H. Bartrop, R. Bartrop. …..