Harold Edgar WALLIS

Regimental number2994
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.7
Height5' 5.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Thomas Wallis, 147 James Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, Leichhardt.
Enlistment date11 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 June 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
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Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date9 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Found guilty, 5 February 1917, of failing to appear at place ordered by C.O.; absent without leave from midnight, 22 January, to 8 pm, 4 February 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 16 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; taken on strength, 45th Bn, in the field, 6 April 1917.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 3 November 1917, on charge of when on Active Service, deserting His Majesty's Service; absent without leave from 4 pm, 9 October, to 9 am, 24 October 1917; found guilty; awarded 10 years' penal servitude, and forfeited pay of 10 years and 25 days; sentence suspended, 27 November 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 February 1918 (bursitis); transferred to 54th Genera; Hospital, 5 February 1918; to England, 5 March 1918, and admitted to First Time Hospital, Clandon Park, Guildford (synovitis, right knee); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 March 1918; discharged on furlough, 2 April 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 31 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 28 September 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: synovitis, right knee), 9 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 February 1956
Age at death63
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall 7 Niche 26), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALLIS Harold Edgar