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26 October 2018

Hubert John Wallis was born on 19 January 1887 to Mary Emily Wallis (née Willett) and Frederic Michael Wallis, listed as a surgeon in the 1881 census (Barrack Hall, Bexhill) and as a general medical practitioner in the 1891 census at the same address.  Hubert was the youngest of several siblings born between 1875 and 1881, including Frederick, Ella, Emily, Edgar and Agatha. He attended St Leonards College in Sussex and then Lancing College. His father died in 1899 when Hubert was around 12 years old. Hubert attended Harper Adams from 4 May to 15 December 1905. 

He served in the Lancers (17634) and then "C" Company. 14th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment (32569) and died on 26 October 1917, age 30

A photograph may be seen here: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5369888

He is remembered with honour at the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 23 to 28 and 163A)

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/825809/wallis,-hubert-john/

The Tyne Cot Memorial bears the names of some 35,000 men of the British and New Zealand forces who have no known grave, nearly all of whom died between August 1917 and November 1918

https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-cemeteries-and-memorials/85900/tyne-cot-memorial

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