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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:408715
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:12 May 1914
Place of Birth:Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death:4 June 1945 (Aged 31 years)
Units:No. 459 Squadron, RAAF
No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF †
No. 86 Squadron, RAF
No. 3 Operational Training Unit, RAF
No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF


1939-45 StarAfrica Star & Clasp1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


22 May 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
23 May 1941Posted to No. 2 Initial Training School, RAAF.
21 June 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Bradfield Park.
17 July 1941Embarked at Sydney.
16 August 1941Disembarked at Halifax, Canada.
18 August 1941Posted to No. 1 Wireless School, RCAF, Montreal.
30 January 1942Posted to No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF, MacDonald.
28 February 1942Awarded Air Gunner's Badge.
2 March 1942Promoted to Sergeant.
4 March 1942Posted to No. 1 Y Depot, RCAF, Halifax.
20 March 1942Embarked for the United Kingdom.
30 March 1942Disembarked United Kingdom.
Posted to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, RAF.
15 May 1942Posted to No. 1 Wing, RAF.
26 June 1942Posted to No. 3 RDF School, RAF.
4 August 1942Posted to No. 3 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, RAF.
2 September 1942Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
13 October 1942Posted to No. 86 Squadron, RAF.
11 February 1943Posted to No. 5 Personnel Despatch Centre, RAF, Blackpool.
21 April 1943Posted to No. 459 Squadron, RAAF.
2 September 1943Promoted to Warrant Officer.
25 March 1944Posted to No. 75 Operational Training Unit, RAF.
17 April 1944Promoted to Pilot Officer.
17 October 1944Promoted to Flying Officer.
7 December 1944Posted to No. 1 Personnel Depot, RAAF.
30 January 1945Posted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
4 June 1945 †Beaufort A9-228: Aircraft crashed on Mount Tawonga near Eskdale, Victoria.

Burial Details

Grave:Plot B. Row D. Grave 5.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 5 inches 165.10 cm
Weight: 142 lbs 64.41 kg
Chest Measurement: 34½ inches 87.63 cm
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Auburn

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, WALLIS FREDERICK ANTHONY : Service Number - 408715 : Date of birth - 12 May 1914 : Place of birth - FITZROY VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - WALLIS F, A9300, WALLIS F A.

Record updated on 20 October 2018.


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