WALLIS, George

No.2532, Private, George WALLIS
Aged 28

1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
Killed in Action on 18th November 1899

It is not always possible to match the soldier with the civilian with these Boer War casualties.
That means I can only record "most likely to be" in many cases for the civilian identity

George WALLISS was born in Stetchworth (3rd qtr 1871 Newmarket 3b:517() son of Alfred and Adelaide WALLIS (née JAGGARD).

1881 census...Aged 9, he was at Mill Road Cottages, Stetchworth with his father Alfred WALLIS [33] farm labourer born Lackford; his mother Adelaide [32] born Stetchworth: brothers James [11] born Stetchworth and William [7] born Leeds; sister Maggie [2 months] born Stetchworth; grandmother Elizabeth JAGGARD [68] born Dullingham. brother James

1891 census...Aged 19 he was in the 1st Battalion, Northumberlad Fusiliers at Cambridge Barracks, Woolwich Dockyard. His parents and sister Maggie were still at Mill Road, Stetchworth

He was killed in the fighting at Modder River

His Queens South Africa medal carries the clasps for Belmont and Modder River

George Wallis is commemorated on the Memorial. Northumbrian Regiments Newcastle Tyne & Wear