Keith Wickham Allen was the grandson of Walter Allen and Charlotte Dunster of Shellharbour.
Walter Allen established a general store and residence in Shellharbour Village in 1868. He operated the post office adjacent to the store until his death in 1876. Mrs. Charlotte Allen and members of the family continued the business for many years as Allen Bros. Clothing and other goods were often ordered by catalogue through the Post Office, and arrived by boat, train or mail.
The following article details Keith’s time at war. it is taken from the Goulburn Evening Penny Post 21 January 1919
Tongarra Museum has in its collection a wonderful photo album from the Allen family of Shellharbour. The following photos of Keith are from that album.
Keith Wickham Allen of Shellharbour
Keith Wickham Allen and his sister Kaleen (right) at Shellharbour.