William Dane WALLIS

Regimental number1898
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressDumbleyung, via Wagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinW A Wallis, 101 Alma Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No.12 (27 January 1916).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'During the operations of 17th October 1918, in the attack from the Selle River, information as to the situation of the attacking troops was unobtainable. This officer was sent forward on a motor cycle from divisional artillery headquarters with orders to get in touch. This he did, and brought back most important information. This was due to his keen initiative and his disregard for personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Bar to Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross & Bar, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal