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Clarence WALLACH

Regimental number706
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPinkivil Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height6' 0.75"
Weight197 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Wallach, Pinkivil Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRepresented Australia Rugby Union football in 1913 and 1914.
FateDied of wounds 22 April 1918
Age at death28
Place of burialEtretat Churchyard Extension (Plot II, Row D, Grave No 1)), Le Havre, Haute-Normandie, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mary Wallach, of 31, Ocean St., Bondi, New South Wales, and the late Henry Wallach

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. Under a very heavy bombardment, which lasted forty-eight hours, after his company commander had been killed and the company had suffered severely, he took command and steadied the men by his fine example and cool courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Neville Wallack MC, 13th Bn, killed in action, 1 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as WALLACK.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALLACH Clarence

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