Wallace was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard M.V. “Koolama”, on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He joined the unit as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942.
He embarked for New Guinea as a Trooper aboard “CANBERRA” on 26 Nov 1943 and re-joined the unit on 30 Nov 1943. He transferred to New Guinea Details on 10 Apr 1944 and enplaned for Australia on 27 Sept 1944 and was discharged on 24 Dec 1944.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps