Wallis, Alfred George


War Service:
Private 17079 ALFRED GEORGE WALLIS of the 6th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry was killed by a sniper on 19 February 1916 while repairing the parapet of a trench. He enlisted on 1 January 1915 and went to France in July that year. His company commander wrote : “He was liked and trusted by everybody who knew him…He died doing his duty bravely in the face of the enemy”.

He was buried near Elverdinghe but his grave is now lost and he is recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He was an old boy of Ennersdale Road School.

He was the second son of Thomas Wallis of Thatched Cottage, Taplow, Bucks. He was born in Sydenham on 27 March 1894 and after attending Ennersdale Road school he became a gardener.

CWGC; de Ruvigny Roll of Honour

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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