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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Edgar William Wallis -

Unknown person Name : Edgar William Wallis

Son of William Wallis and Emily Wallis (née Reed), West St., Wroxall, Isle of Wight.

Born 1897, Wroxall, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1901 : William and Emily Wallis, with their only son Edgar, at Manor Street, Wroxall, Isle of Wight. William Wallis is a Carpenter.

1911 : William and Emily Wallis, with their only son Edgar, at West Street, Wroxall, Isle of Wight. William Wallis is a Carpenter; Emily Wallis is a Laundress.

  Service Details :

Private 59838 E Wallis, Royal Army Medical Corps, 65th Field Ambulance.

  Casualty Details :

Died 8 October 1917 Aged 20.

Buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Plot No I. B. 1.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Wroxall War Memorial
Wroxall Methodist Church War Memorial
County War Memorial
  Documents :


Friday, October 12, 1917 Page 1

Pte. Edgar Wallace [1], R.A.M.C., who was formerly in the employ of Mr. J. Sanders, Pier Street, for four years, was killed in action on October 8th. Many will remember him as a pleasant and promising young man. He had been at the front practically since the war began. Mr. Sanders has suffered another family bereavement by the death of Chief Engineer W. Caws [2], whose ship was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland recently, and who leaves a widow and a child.

[1] Surname should be WALLIS
[2] This is Wallace George Caws, who is commemorated at the Cowes War Memorial. See CWGC record ... Born in Jersey, his parents were both from the Isle of Wight.

Colin M Reed writes :

" I have a little information on the circumstances of the death of Private Edgar Wallis, RAMC. In transcribing my great Uncle's diary (RAMC), I came across his name (written as 'Wallace'). Failing to answer roll call, a team of volunteers including my great uncle (Private Francis E Reed), went to seach for the team of four that was missing. Three of the missing were injured in cross fire and had been brought back by another team. My uncle's team brought back Private Wallis's body, who was dead at the scene, and it was given a respectful burial. "

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  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research.

Colin Reed for permission to publish extracts from his great-uncle's diary.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 22 April 2014 - added diary entry from Colin Reed, and link for W Caws.


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