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Malcolm John WALLIS

Regimental number896
Place of birthMoree New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer and carrier
AddressKurrajong, Boomi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J Wallis, Boomi, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations near BRAY on 22nd August, 1918. Lance Corporal WALLIS was in charge of a lewis gun section. He led his man with splendid courage and dash, and handled his gun with great skill. Although gassed at the first objective, he continued to advance, and rendered timely assistance by giving covering fire. He established posts forward of our line, and covered the consolidation. He did especially fine work against the counter attacks and materially assisted in inflicting heavy casualties and defeating the enemy's attacks. He displayed the greatest courage, initiative and leadership throughout the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 982 Corporal Clifford Limen WALLIS, 33rd Bn, died of wounds, 23 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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