3. WALLIS, Albert Edward ( 1888- 1934 )

Grave Location: Anglican A-122

Surname/ Christian Names-   WALLIS,  Albert Edward

Date/Place of Birth-   November, 1888 / Bunbury,  W. A.

Service Number –   975

Rank –   Corporal.

Unit / Division –   10th Light Horse Regiment

Enlistment Date/Place –   14 January, 1915, Blackboy Hill, W.A.

Height-        168cms                Weight-  60kgs

Address–   Carey Street, Bunbury, W.A..

Occupation–   Mill Hand.

Next of Kin–   Father-  Matthew Edward Wallis of  Carey Street, Bunbury, W.A.

Religion –   Methodist

Embarkation Details –   26 April, 1915 from Fremantle on “ Hororata “

Overseas Port/Date-   Alexandria.

Date of Discharge-  3 October, 1919.

Key Dates/Events-

15/07/1915–  Taken on Strength- 10th Light Horse Anzac B Squadron.

7/08/1915–  Part of the famous charge at the Nek, Gallipoli.

29-30/08/1915-  Involved in the heroic attack on Hill 60, Gallipoli.

1/12/1915-  Suffered Lumbago- evacuated to Mudros.

6/12/1915- Transferred to Lemnos.-  Admitted  to  Bury  St  Edmonds  Suffolk  Hospital,  England

24/12/1915-  Embarked on “ Caledonia “ to Alexandria.

1916- Throughout the year, the 10th Light Horse defended Egypt against the Turks who were advancing on the Suez Canal. They drove the Turks across  the Deserts of Sinai.

1917-  Part of the Desert Column that advanced into Palestine, helping to capture Jerusalem.

18/07/1917- Admitted with Debility to Bemisela/Maraket.

25/07/1917- Discharged to duty ex. Light Horse Field Ambulance.

7/09/1917-  Transferred to Rest Camp at Port Said.

29/11/1917- Awarded Military Medal for “ Acts of Gallantry and devotion to Duty in the field “. London Gazette, Third Supplement No. 30606 Dated 29 March 1918,  and Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 120 dated 7 August 1918.

31/03/1918- Promoted to Lance Corporal.

May 1918- Participated in the Es Salt Raid.

1/07/1918-  Transferred to Rest Camp at Port Said.

16-22/07/1918- Sick to Hospital Cairo ( Boils to Arm and hand.

August 1918- Took part in raids that routed the Ottoman Army in the Jordan Valley.

September 1918- Part of first regiment to win battle for Damascus.

7/10/1918- Proceede on 14 days sick leave in Abbassia.

29/10/1918- To Cairo on leave from Moascar.

18/12/1918-  Rejoined 10th Light Horse Regiment.

1919- Took part in the putting down of the uprising in Egypt.

5/07/1919- Promoted to Corporal.

3/10/1919-  Discharged.