The last Navy World War I veteran has finally been laid to rest.


Mi General
MI.Net Member
Feb 29, 2004
Mr Evan Allan, died aged 106, and was farewelled with a state funeral at
Saint Mark’s Chapel at HMAS Cerberus on October 25.

More than 200 VIPs including the Deputy Chief of Navy and 1,200 sailors
turned out to pay their respects to Mr Allan, who was Australia’s last
direct link to two world wars and the generation that forged the proud
tradition of Anzac.

DCN RADM Max Hancock told Navy News that Mr Allan’s death was
significant not only for the Navy but the entire country because “he takes
with him a piece of our history”.

“We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Mr Allan and the generation of
Australians who forged the Anzac tradition with their blood, sweat and
tears in war,” he said.

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My hat off to the Aussies! coast; sal; We couldn't have one it with out them!
Rest in Peace, Mr. Allen. Maybe you'll meet my dad, 1st SGT QMC, 82ID & swap a few yarns about your experiences in the Great War.sal;

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