WALLIS, Wilfred Stanley
(Service number 3/726)
|Aliases||Known as Stanley|
|First Rank||Captain||Last Rank||Malor|
|Date||15 May 1891||Place of Birth||Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment||Hospital, Christchurch|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Elsie WALLIS (wife), C/o Mrs Williams, Sefton Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||No. 2 Stationary Hospital|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Medical Corps|
|Date||13 June 1915|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||20 September 1957||Age||66 years|
|Place of Death||Rotorua|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Rotorua Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Section RSA, Block 6, Plot 105|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Wilfred Stanley Wallis, known as Stanley, was the youngest of the twelve children of John and Eliza (née Hart) Wallis. He was educated at Woolston School and Christ’s College. Wilfred Stanley Wallis married Elsie Ada Williams on 18 May 1915 at St Mary’s, Timaru.
Major W. S. Wallis, 3/726, of Timaru, returned home on Troopship 187, in September 1918. The “Ionic” which carried a large number of invalided and wounded soldiers, left Plymouth on 24 August 1918 and arrived at Auckland on 6 October. Officers and men on the troopship complained of the fare and accommodation. Some of the returning men were forced to purchase extra supplies from the ship’s staff. One dormitory was said to be overcrowded. During this same voyage an experiment was made to provide daily instruction for soldiers – farming (the most popular), commerce, economics, English history, general knowledge, French, English, mathematics, technics, shorthand, book-keeping, chemistry, and architecture.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [03 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [03 June 2020]; School Admission records [03 June 2020]; Rotorua Cemetery headstone image (attached to Cenotaph Database) [03 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 30 September 1918 (Papers Past) [23 May 2020]
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