Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Lawrence Wall

Service number SX31012
Ranks Held Captain, Commandant, Major, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 16 February 1892
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide, Norwood
Death Date 25 September 1958
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
Place Norwood
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-04
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-07
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04
Description

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.

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Timeline

Date of birth 16 February 1892
Date of enlistment 14 May 1915
Date of embarkation 17 June 1915
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 April 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 08 September 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 October 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 07 March 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 24 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 27 September 1918
Date returned to Australia 17 March 1919
Date of death 25 September 1958