Captain Frederick Lawrence Wall

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 Pozieres 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.

Rolls

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    4 June 1917 on page 5486 at position 34
    Commonwealth Gazette
    4 October 1917 on page 2627 at position 36
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    4 January 1917 on page 257 at position 10
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1394 at position 37
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    7th Australian Field Ambulance
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15230 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 881 at position 50
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    French Croix de Guerre
    Classification
    French awards and medals
    Unit
    7th Australian Field Ambulance
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    7 January 1919 on page 314 at position 10
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 893 at position 47
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    24 September 1918
    Unit
    7th Australian Field Ambulance
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    07 March 1917
    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    French Legion d'Honneur
    Classification
    French awards and medals
    Date of Recommendation
    25 April 1916
    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    08 September 1916
    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    06 October 1916
    Unit
    Supplies and Transport
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Field Ambulance
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Commandant

Timeline

Date of birth 1892-02-16
Date of embarkation 1915-06-17
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-04-25
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-08
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-06
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-07
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-24
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-27

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