The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wallis
First Name:
Vincent
Nick Name:
Vin
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16442
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
10.09.1941
Discharged:
17.12.1945
DOB:
13.07.1918
Place of Birth:
Boulder, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Robert John Wallis
Mothers's Name:
Catherine Maude Wallis
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Diamond Driller
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp (May 1944-September 1945).
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Kami Sonkurai (April-November 1943), Kanchanaburi Hospital Camp (November 1943-30.4.1944).
POW#:
1/12334
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Melbourne, 1st Netherlands Military Hospital Ship Oranje.

General Description

Wounded in action at Buona Vista on 15/2/1942. Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital with a shrapnel wound to his left shoulder. Dischargred to unit on 23/2/1942.

 

Vin Wallis shared a close and long friendship with Bill Swann and George Doodson.

Vin Wallis was a TAB supervisor in Albany about 1968.  He was to become a  bookmaker.

Over the years he shared a few projects with Bill Swann.  In particular Wallis was a keen supporter of Bill Swann’s boat racing.

Vincent Wallis married in Boulder on 4 May 1946  to Margaret Eaglesham.  It is believed they had two daughters.

Vincent Wallis was the only son of parents Robert (John) and Catherine Maude Wallis of Boulder.

He died at Yokine in 1977.

 

Height 5′ 6 1/2″

 

 

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kami Songkurai, 299k - Thailand
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