Ernest WALLACE

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WALLACE, Ernest

Service Numbers: 1435, 447
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Field Company Engineers
Born: Hebburn-On-Tyne, England, United Kingdom, 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Brick-layer
Died: Died of wounds, 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, France, 19 September 1916
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
INSCRIPTION THY WILL BE DONE Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 145
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Henley Beach Council Fallen WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Henley Beach Council WW1 Service Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1435, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1435, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 447, 3rd Field Company Engineers

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Biography

"THE LATE SAPPER E. WALLACE.

Sapper E. Wallace, formerly of Hexham, England, and brother of Mrs. Saint and Miss Wallace, Kirkcaldy, left Australia with the 2nd Reinforcements to the 10th Battalion on February 1, 1915. Prior to enlisting he played for the North Adelaide British football team, and was very popular with many friends. He went through 21 weeks of fighting on Gallipoli and died of wounds received in France on September 19." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 25 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is remembered on the Hexham War Memorial along with other Australian casualties from Hexham.


Rank from Nominal Roll Sapper
Unit from Nominal Roll 3rd Field Company Engineers.

3rd Field Coy. Australian Engineers

He was 25 and the son of Henry and Sarah Wallace.

CWGC state that he was Native of Kirkcaldy, South Australia-this is.not so-he was born in Hebburn, County Durham, England.

Births Sep 1891   Wallace Ernest S. Shields 10a 856


 
 

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

His brother, Private John Robert Wallace,aged 27, fell 14th December 1914, whilst serving with British forces, viz.1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders.