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.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 17 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne
  • Unit: 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Recommended for: Military Cross
  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Recommended for: Mention in despatches
  • Unit: Supplies and Transport
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Recommended for: Military Cross
  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Recommended for: French Legion d'Honneur
  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Recommended for: Mention in despatches
  • Unit: 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Awarded: Military Cross
  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Awarded: Mention in despatches
  • Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Awarded: Mention in despatches
  • Unit: 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Awarded: French Croix de Guerre
  • Unit: 7th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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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