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Walter Charles WALLACE

Regimental number3236
Place of birthYarra Glen, Victoria
SchoolBoulder City State School, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.11
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Previous military serviceServed in 88th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPont d'Achelles Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No 12), Nieppe, Nord, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary Wallace, Kenny Street, West Guildford, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 6 March 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Parkhouse, 11 April 1917 (mumps); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 29 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; joined 48th Bn, in the field, 9 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 July 1917 (shell wound, head and knee), and admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 11 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALLACE Walter Charles

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