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Military Service

Final Rank

Lieutenant Colonel

Service Number

First World War, 1914-1918

SX31012
- Second World War, 1939-1945

Birth date: 1892-02-16

Birth place: Australia: South Australia, Norwood

Frederick Lawrence Wall, born in 1892, was a medical practitioner from Adelaide who joined the war effort as a captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps on 25 May 1915.  He departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Wandilla on 17 June 1915. After arriving in Egypt, he was seconded to the 9th Field Ambulance at Gallipoli.  He was in charge of a forward aid post at Lone Pine in August 1915 and then joined the 6th Infantry Battalion as a medical officer. 

After serving at Gallipoli, Wall was transferred with his unit to France and earned a Military Cross for his constant devotion to duty at Pozières in mid-1916.  By 1918, Wall had risen to the rank of major and was serving with the 7th Field Ambulance when he was awarded the Croix de Guerre for continuous bravery throughout his service in France.  Wall returned to Australia in March 1919. Frederick Wall also served as a lieutenant colonel at the 110th Casualty Clearing Station in Tarakan, Borneo during the Second World War.