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Wallace Victor DESCHAMP

Regimental number9
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
Other NamesDESCHAMPS, Wallace Victor
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarrier
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ida Frances Deschamp, 88 Albert Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Boer War.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Engineers Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Engineers
FateDied of disease 23 March 1915
Place of death or woundingCairo
Age at death34.7
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 183), Egypt.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Victori and Rose DESCHAMPS
Other details

War service: Egypt

Died of disease, Cairo, 23 March 1915 (cancer).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DESCHAMP Wallace Victor

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