Plaque, creator unknown, circa 1979, RSL Ballarat Collection, George Hotel, Ballarat. Photograph by Jary Nemo (Production Still, In Memory of Bull Allen, 2013).Contributors
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This plaque at the Ballarat RSL Headquarters at the George Hotel Ballarat commemorates Bull Allen’s bravery. It originally hung on the wall of the CPL L.C. Allen MM Canteen at Puckapunyal, which was officially named on the 8 December 1979.
The plaque reads:
"THE CPL L.C. ALLEN MM CANTEEN WAS OFFICIALLY NAMED ON 8 DEC 79
CPL Leslie Clarence Allen served with the 2/5 Bn AIF. During the New Guinea offensive in 1943 he was awarded the Military Medal and the American Silver Star for bravery in action."