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Wallace Gordon Jewkes

Lieutenant

39th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Pennsylvanica
  • Planted By: P. Thompson
  • Plaque: 2384

Additional Info

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Biography

Wallace Gordon Jewkes was born in Ballarat, but enlisted in Essendon on 9th May 1916. He was 23 years old, unmarried , and a chemist. He was posted to the 39th Infantry Battalion. He began as a Private and worked his way up to Lieutenant. He was fatally wounded in the trenches on 10th January 1917, and died while being treated in the 2nd Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 2384

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour