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Remembered Today:

2nd Lieut William Isaac Wallis, Hampshire Regiment


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I am researching a relative, William Isaac Wallis, who enlisted in R. W. K. Regt as a Private (according to medal card and marriage certificate). His parents were Alfred and Ellen Annie Wallis/ nee Doe; this I can confirm. His medal card says he was transferred to the Hampshire Regt where he became a 2nd Lieut., and has a lot of Roll numbers on it! He married Emily Jane Mann in 1915, and her father's name was George Mann. However, the CWGC record for him states his parents as William and Caroline Wallis, with his wife listed correctly as Emily J Wallis. I haven't found any service records for his enlistment, etc, so I do not know whether this is just a clerical error or not.

I was wondering if anyone on this forum has previously researched this man and / or his regiment, that could shed some light on this please?

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There is a service record for a WI Wallis at Kew in WO 374/71499, who may be your man.

I am a bit wary, because the Long Number in the WO338 entry, which is your man, does not tally (see below).



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Thanks for the pointers, guys! Am a bit rusty when it comes to military records, and new resources seem to keep cropping up all the time.

Just got the new online CWGC records for him; there's a great inscription on his headstone, "Loved and remembered by all. He doeth all things according to his will". From the Haringhe Military Cemetery details it looks like he was in a CCS prior to his death.

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