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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Leonard Wallis, probably taken in Melbourne before departure, 1915.

(Photo courtesy of Jenifer).

 

Wallis H L  Pte  2911    Henry Leonard             14 Inf Bn    22    Draper    Single    C of E        

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Learmonth St, 20    

Next of Kin:    Wallis, H E J, father, 20 Learmonth St, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted:    29 Jun 1915        

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 27 Sep 1915    

 

Relatives on Active Service:

Wallis-F-V-Pte-5538 brother

Davis-J-C-Sgt-1149    later became brother in law

 

 

Date of death:  09/08/1916

CWGC:  "Son of Harry Edward James and Mary Ann Wallis, of 20, Learmouth St., Moonee Ponds,

Victoria, Australia. Native of Brunswick, Victoria, Australia".

POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE

 

 

Private Henry Leonard (Len) Wallis

 

Henry Leonard Wallis (Len) was born in 1893 at Brunswick.  He attended St Thomas' Grammar School and later worked as a draper in the family business, at 100 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds.  On 29 Jun 1915 he enlisted in the army as Private No 2911 in the  14th Infantry Battalion.  At the time he was living with his parents at 20 Learmonth St,  Moonee Ponds.

 

Essendon Gazette 30 Sep 1915

Private Leonard Wallis, son of Mr. Harry Wallis,

the well known draper, of Puckle street, and

who has assisted his father in the business,

left for the front on Monday. Private Wallis

was the recipient of many kind messages and

valuable and useful gifts, for which he desires

to thank the donors.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74590261

 

Len embarked on 27 Sep 1915 on HMAT Hororata with the 9th Reinforcements of the 14th Infantry Battalion.  He joined his unit at Ismailia, Egypt on 8 January 1916. 

 

 

Len Wallis appears in a group photo with the 9th

Reinforcements of the 14th Infantry Battalion, probably

before his transfer to the 46th Battalion in March 1916.

 

Three months later, at Tel-el-Kebir he transferred to the 46th Infantry Battalion, and on 13 March 1916 was promoted to Acting Corporal.  He reverted to Private on 7 April 1916.  In June 1916 at Alexandria he embarked with his unit to join the British Expeditionary Force, disembarking at Marseille.   

 

Len was killed in action in the battle for the village of Pozieres, on 9 Aug 1916. He is buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France.

 

The Argus 13 September 1916

News has come to hand that Private Leonard Wallis, eldest
son of Mr Harry Wallis of Puckle street, Moonee Ponds,
has been killed in action. The deceased, who was a very
popular young fellow, was employed for some years in the
Moonee Ponds branch of the State Savings Bank, and later
on in his father's business.  
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1623999

 

 

News has been received that Private Leonard Wallis,
eldest son of Mr. Harry Wallis, of Puckle street, has
been killed in action. This fine young fellow was for
some time at the Savings Bank, and later on entered
his father's business. While in camp at Seymour he
met with an injury to his eye, from which he recovered
and left for the firing line to do his bit to serve his country,
and by giving his life, he has made the greatest sacrifice
of all.    

ROLL OF HONOR. (1916, September 14). The Essendon

Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter

 (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 6 Edition: Morning.

Retrieved February 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74594135

 

WALLIS.-On the 8th August, on active service. in France, Henry Leonard, the dearly loved son of Harry and Mary Wallis, loving brother of Lilian, Victor and Bonnie, of Learmonth street, Moonee Ponds; aged 23 years.

"If Thou should call me to resign

What most I prize, it ne'er was mine;

I only yield Thee what is Thine.

Thy will be done."

 

Advertising. (1916, September 14). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved February 7, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74594105

 

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

St Thomas' Anglican Church *    

St Thomas' Memorial Hall            

St Thomas' Grammar & Carlton College* (L)            

Flemington-Presbyterian-Church *

Anzac Honoured Dead 9 Aug 1916                

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour killed

 

In Memoriam

 

WALLIS.-On the 8th August, on active service,

in France, Henry Leonard, the dearly loved son  

of Harry and Mary Wallis, loving brother of Lilian,

Victor, and Bonnie, of Learmonth street,

Moonee Ponds.

"If Thou shouldst call me to resign

What most I prize, it ne'er was mine;

I only yield Thee what is Thine.

Thy will be done."

 

WALLIS.-In affectionate remembrance of Private

H. L. Wallis, killed in action in France, August 8.

(Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. Davies and family, Canterbury.)  

 

WALLIS.-In loving remembrance of our dear

young friend, Private H. L. (Len) Wallis, who

gave his life for his country "somewhere in

France." (Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. Franklin  

and family, Moonee Ponds.)

 

WALLIS.-A tribute to the memory of our

esteemed friend, Leonard Wallis, who fell in  

action 8th August, 1916, in France.  

For King and country.        

- (Inserted by employees of Mr. H. Wallis, 110    

Puckle street, Moonee Ponds.)

 

Family Notices. (1916, September 13). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1623901

 

WALLIS-In loving memory of our dear friend,
Private H Leonard (Len) Wallis, killed in action  
9th August 1916, at Pozieres.
A soldier-yes, a hero, too,
He played a man's part through and through,
His actions speak though his voice, is still,
Forget him-no, we never will. 
- (Inserted by employees of Mr H Wallis, 110  
Puckle street, Moonee Ponds.)   

WALLIS -In loving remembrance of our dear 
young friend, Private H L Wallis (Len), who  
gave his life for his country, somewhere in France,
9th August 1916. (Inserted by Mr and Mrs
Franklin and family, Moonee Ponds )

The Argus 9 August 1917

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1641589

 

WALLIS.-In loving memory of our dear son and
brother, Leonard Henry Wallis, who was killed  
at Pozieres on the 9th August, 1916.
If Thou shoulds't call me to resign.
What most I prize it ne'er was mine;

I only yield Thee what is Thine.

Thy will be done, -
~ (Inserted by father and mother, Lilian, Bon, and
Victor, in France.)

 

NOTE: Len's sister Lilian later married returned serviceman Sgt J C Davis.

 

WALLIS.-In loving memory of our dear friend. 
Private H. L. (Len) Wallis, who nobly gave his life
at Pozieres, on 9th August, 1916. (Inserted by
Mr. and Mrs. Davies and family, Canterbury.)

WALLIS.-In loving memory of our dear friend, 
Private H. Leonard (Len) Wallis, killed in ac-
tion, 9th August, 1916, at Pozieres.
A soldier, yes, a hero, too;
He played a man's part through and through.
His actions speak. though his voice is still;
Forget him, no, we never will.
-(Inserted by employees of Mr. H Wallis,
110 Puckle street, Moonee Ponds.)

WALLIS.-In loving remembrance of our dear young
friend, Private H. L. Wallis (Len), who gave his life
for his country somewhere in France, August 9, 1916.
(Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. R. Franklin and family,
Moonee Ponds.)

The Argus  9 August 1918 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1432634

 

WALLIS.-In loving memory of our dear son and
brother, Leonard Henry Wallis, who was killed  
at Pozieres on the 9th August, 1916.
If Thou shoulds't call me to resign.
What most I prize it ne'er was mine; I only yield
Thee what is Thine. Thy will be done, -
~ (Inserted by father and mother, Lilian, Bon, and
Victor, in France.)

 

WALLIS.-In loving remembrance of our dear young
friend, Private H. L. Wallis (Len), who gave his life
for his country "somewhere in France", August 9, 1916.
(Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. R. Franklin and family,
Moonee Ponds.)

The Argus 9 August 1919

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4707284

 

WALLIS. In loving memory of our dear son and brother,
Leonard Henry Wallis, killed at Pozieres   on 9th August,
1916.  
"Thy will be done."   
(Inserted by his loving ones, Learmonth street,
Moonee Ponds.)

The Argus 9 August 1920

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4591214

 

WALLIS- In memory of our dearly loved son and
brother, Leonard Henry Wallis, killed at Pozieres
Ridge, 9th August, 1910.
"Thy will be done."
-(Father, mother. Lily, Victor, and Bon, 20 Learmonth
street. Moonee Ponds.)

The Argus 9 August 1921

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4677447

 

WALLIS.-In fond memory of our dearly loved
son and brother. Leonard Henry Wallis, killed
at Pozieres on the 9th August, 1916. 20 Lear-
month street. Moonee Ponds.
"If Thou should'st call me to resign
What most I prize. It ne'er was mine
I only yield Thee what is Thine.
Thy Will be done."
~ (Inserted by father and mother, Lilian, Bon, and
Victor, in France.)


WALLIS.-In loving memory of Len, kllled at
Pozières, 9th August, 1916, beloved brother
of Lilian, and brother-in-law of Jack*. 
"Thy will be done."

* John Charles Davis

The Argus 9 August 1922

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1838089

 

Similar notices inserted in 1924

 

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