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Wallace Hicks

Private

1st Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss O. Dalton
  • Plaque: 3327

Additional Info

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Biography

Christopher Stanley Wallis Hicks was born in Sebastapol and enlisted there on 10th July 1915. He was 19, single and a carpenter. He was Lance Corporal, in 31st Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 871. After further training in Egypt he moved to France in June 1916. On July 1st he was hospitalised with a dislocated knee, the cause of which is not noted in his service record. On July 20th 1916 he was wounded in action at Fromelles, sustaining a gunshot wound to his chest. He was evacuated to hospital in England and did not return to France until April 1917. On September 26th 1917, aged just 21, he was killed in action in Belgium and has no known grave, although it is recorded that he was buried ├Žin the vicinity of Polygon Wood'. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ieper and on the grave of his parents Christopher and Elizabeth.
Tree No. 3327

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour