|Place of birth||Collingwood, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||1 Alexander Street, Croxton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, R Wallis, 1 Alexander Street, Croxton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 1.5 years in the Naval Cadets; 3 years in the 55th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.
Transferred to 57th Bn, and taken on strength, Serapeum, 17 February 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916 (not yet diagnosed), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital (cyrosis); discharged, 5 March 1916 (mumps).
Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.Note, Red Cross File No 2840805: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WALLIS Richard Ernest
Red Cross file 2840805