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Albert Joseph Edward WALLISH

Regimental number1186
Place of birthApsley Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPoint Zepan Terrace, Aspendale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Wallish, Point Zepan Terrace, Aspendale, Victoria
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name11th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on September 25, 1915, at Anzac. During an attack, his officer having been killed, Sgt Wallish took command and reorganised his platoon, and by his bravery and energy checked the enemy, and remained on duty until he was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 November 1956
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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