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William Fletcher Wallis

Portraits of South African War service personnel. St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co.p. 47. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portraits of South African War service personnel. St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Fletcher AWMM
  • Surname
    Wallis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    50 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 May 1874 AWMM RaglanWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • William Wallis, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr H. Wallis (father), Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined the Provisional Transvaal Constabulary at Pretoria (21 June 1900- 4 October 1900). Left aboard S.S. Harleck Castle (ship). Joined the 20th Company 6TH N.Z.M.R. as Lieutenant, leaving Auckland on the 30th January 1901 aborad the S.S. Cornwall (ship). Was Captain in the 9 N.Z.M.R. and Major in the 10th N.Z.M.R. Returned to New Zealand. Lived at Okehe, near Raglan. In 1904 he became a Goverment valuer for the Tauranga, Whakatane and Opotiki districts. In 1906 he married Miss Ann Crawford and settled in Tauranga. Moved to Morrinsville . Retired in 1938 from his job in the Valuation Department. Later still, moved to Hamilton. wrote numerous articles about the 1st NZMR for publications and was an active historian. Had two children but they both died in infancy. he was survived by his wife.

    1st NZMR (21 NOVEMBER 1899 - 3 NOVEMBER 1900)

    6TH NZMR ( 11 March 1901- 28 March 1902)

    9th/10th NZMR 29 March 1902 - 31 May 1902)

    Lieutenant in the 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles (20 February 1904)

    Auckland Museum Boer War New Zealand Mounted Rifles Display . Display item is the uniform of W.F. Wallis. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 August 1958 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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