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Vincent WALLIS

Regimental number2837
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
SchoolState School, Daylesford, Victoria
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Wallis, West Street, Daylesford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth May WALLIS
Family/military connectionsCousin: [7091] Lt Howard Courtney GIBBISON, 2nd Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Found guilty, 22 February 1916, of breaking out of camp at 1400 hours and remaining absent until 2100 hours: awarded 7 days' detention.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 2 March 1916 (septic leg).

Proceeded to join 51st Bn from 7th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 3 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 6 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2840809: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALLIS Vincent
Red Cross file 2840809

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