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

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hospital, Christchurch
Occupation Medical Practitioner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Elsie WALLIS (wife), C/o Mrs Williams, Sefton Street, Timaru
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation No. 2 Stationary Hospital
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 13 June 1915
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Medical practioner


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

Biographical Notes

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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