Jack Eric WALLIS

WALLIS, Jack Eric

Service Number: QX13907
Enlisted: 3 July 1940, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Emerald, Queensland, 3 September 1904
Home Town: Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes (septicaemia/vascular disease), Greenslopes Repat Hospital, Queensland, 24 September 1980, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Date Cremated 25 Sept 1980 - (Memorial location - Queensland Garden of Remembrance: WALL 35/ROW J at Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery)
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World War 2 Service

3 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, SN QX13907, Brisbane, Queensland
4 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, SN QX13907
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore, Changi
10 Jan 1946: Discharged Private, SN QX13907, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Kellie Ann Spicer

Jack Eric Wallis was a P.O.W in Changi Singapore. First reported missing as his name appeared on a Casualty List but presumed to have been captured by the Japanese as a P.O.W. Which he was on 15 Feb 1942 with the allied orders to surrender.

Later it was confirmed he was a P.O.W. Hospitalisation: N Hospitalisation 102 A.G.H 12/11/45 to 11/12/45.