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Richard Ernest WALLIS

Regimental number2926
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoot trade
Address1 Alexander Street, Croxton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.25"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Wallis, 1 Alexander Street, Croxton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1.5 years in the Naval Cadets; 3 years in the 55th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

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.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALLIS Richard Ernest
Red Cross file 2840805

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