Pte
Walace Richard Meller

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1899
Lieu de naissance:
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Warehouseman

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
5449
Incorporation date:
28/02/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 17th Bn. (New South Wales)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
20/09/1917
Lieu de décès:
Anzac, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
18

Mémorial

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

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.

Fichiers 1

Sources 8

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