Biography

Birth date: 16 February 1892
Birth place: Australia: South Australia, Norwood
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
SX31012 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 3 Field Ambulance
  • Australian Army Service Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • 3rd Australian Field Ambulance
  • 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • 7 Field Ambulance

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.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 17 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Supplies and Transport
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : French Legion d'Honneur

  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : French Croix de Guerre

  • Unit: 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

053288

GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR AND THE OFFICIAL PARTY MOVE THROUGH THE INFANTRY BRIGADE AREA DURING HIS INSPECTION OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. IN THE FOREGROUND TROOPS CAN BE SEEN LISTENING TO A LECTURE. SHOWN: CORPORAL R. C. COUSINS (LEFT); NX7 MAJOR GENERAL G. F. WOOTTEN CBE DSO, GENERAL OFFICER...

053288

P07586.004

Outdoor group portrait of officers of the 6th Battalion. Back row, left to right: Captain (Capt) Frederick Kricheldorff; Lieutenant (Lt) Charles Henry Gould MM; Capt Alfred George Carne; Lt Ernest Hector Christian; Lt Leslie Bowman Cadell; Lt Thomas Giles Paul; Lt Neville Alan Rollason; Lt William...

P07586.004

Digitised Collection

Diary of Frederick Lawrence Wall, 1915-1916

Diary of Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) Frederick Lawrence Wall MC, Australian Army Medical Corps. This diary covers the period from 4 August 1915 - 10 July 1916, and describes the conditions at Gallipoli and Wall's service there as a medical officer. Wall briefly mentions treating soldiers with...

RCDIG0000183

Letters from Frederick Lawrence Wall to his parents, 1915-1918

Letters relating to First World War service of Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) Frederick Lawrence Wall MC, Australian Army Medical Corps. These letters are from Wall to his parents, written between 1915 and 1918. In them, he writes about arriving at Gallipoli, and the adjustment from being...

RCDIG0000184

Private Record

Wall, Frederick Lawrence, MC (Lieutenant Colonel, b.1892 - d.?)

Collection relating to the service of Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) Frederick Lawrence Wall MC, Australian Army Medical Corps, Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, 1915-1918. Collection consists of a diary kept by Wall from August 1915 to July 1916, and five letters written by Wall to his parents... Maker: Wall, Frederick Lawrence

1DRL/0592 (With records)

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