Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1899
Geburtsort:
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Warehouseman

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
5449
Einberufung datum:
28/02/1916
Einberufung ort:
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 17th Bn. (New South Wales)  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
20/09/1917
Sterbeort:
Anzac, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
18

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Private Walace Richard Meller was part of the 17th Battalion Australian Infantry, 5th Australian Brigade, 2nd Australian Division. His battalion took part in the Battle of the Menin Road on 20 September 1917 and was responsible for taking the third objective near Garter Point left of Polygon Wood. The two first objectives were taking successfully and the 17th Battalion moved up to the third objective, which was also taken successfully. Private Meller was first reported missing and later reported killed in action. The 17th Battalion A.I.F. suffered a few casualties going up to the second objective but it is most likely that Private Meller was killed taking the third objective. In his Red Cross Wounded and Missing File that 21 men of the 17th Battalion were buried during the night of the 20/21 September, from which only 5 were known by name. The others were buried as unknown Australian soldiers. They were buried in the vicinity of Anzac House. It could be possible that Walace was one of them.

Dateien 1

Quellen 8

AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=206217
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Chris McCarthy, Passchendaele : The Day-by-Day account, 2018, 80-83.
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1599687/meller,-wallace-richard/
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MacKenzie K.W., The story of the seventeenth battalion A .I .F. : in the Great War 1914-1918, 1946, pp. 192-193
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Red Cross Wounded and Missing File and Embarkation Roll
https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search?query=meller+5449
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Service Record
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=8006998&isAv=N
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TheLongLongTrail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary 17th Bn. Australian Infantry
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1339175
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