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Regimental number5444
Place of birthLeitrim, Ballmoney, Co. Antrim, Ireland
OccupationRailway tunneller
AddressCannamulla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinBrother, Thomas Wallace, Leitrim, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 29 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1917
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Bushvale Presbyterian Church, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Father: James WALLACE
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 December 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 1 January 1917. Killed in action, south of Ypres, 25 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death45
SourcesRobert Thompson, 'Ballymoney Heroes 1914-1918' (self published, 1999), p. 184

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