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James Carmichael WALLACE

Regimental number17077
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressLeederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Thomas Forrest Wallace, 8 Tower Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military service25th Light Horse
Enlistment date7 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 4, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Omrah on 23 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918

Military Medal

'On various occasions between 26th March, 1918, and 10th April, 1918, but particularly on 9th April, 1918, west of MORLANCOURT, this man displayed conspicuous courage whilst acting as a linesman. He had frequently to traverse areas subjected to heavy shell fire and the cool manner in which he effected repairs under extremely trying conditions and his continued readiness to volunteer for any task in spite of danger and fatigue, set a high standard of devotion to duty to his whole Section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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