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George Halkett WALLACE

Regimental number1077
Place of birthHatton Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W Wallace, Bogengarrie, Cruden, Scotland
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll406
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations along the MENIN ROAD east of YPRES on 20th September he was in charge of a party engaged on the construction of a strong point at LONE HOUSE near POLYGON WOOD. He carried out his duties in a remarkably able and gallant manner and when his officer and another Corporal were hit he went out to try and assist them in the face of heavy shell fire. He set a splendid example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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