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Wallis, David Keith (4338)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 20 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 10 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4338            view online service record

38 McGregor Street
Middle Park, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Wallis (mother)
38 McGregor Street
Middle Park, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 December 1915
Ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion – 13th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 11 April 1917
Place: France

Brother: Reginald Cunningham Wallis

Private, 14 Infantry, killed in action 11 April, 1917, France, aged 22, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: Edward James (late) and Mary Ann WALLIS, born Port Melbourne, educated Alfred Crescent SS, North Fitzroy. Wallis enlisted as a 20-year-old clerk at 38 McGregor Street, Albert Park, the circular returned by mother from Elwood nominating Middle Park as her late son’s principal place of association. Brother, 58017, Reginald Cunningham WALLIS, also born Port Melbourne, married, he enlisted from Northcote and was discharged as medically unfit after four months in camp. No known grave, he was originally posted as Missing, but declared killed in action around a month later. There were three Death Notices placed, all from friends.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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