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Full Name: James Herbert Wallis
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): James Herbert
Surname: Wallis
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7958
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Sawmill hand
Next of Kin: Mrs E. Beeker (sister), Nelson Creek, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Nelson Creek, New Zealand
Military District: Greymouth
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 189
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 31
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13.
Biographical Notes: James Wallis was the son of James and Ellen Maycock, of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 30 July 1941
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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