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Alfred Bennett Wallis

Major Alfred Bennett Wallis RE was born 9 June 1885 the son of Frederick and Annie Wallis of Clapton. His father’s profession is given as ‘Traveller’.

 Alfred played in the XV in 1901-02 before leaving and becoming a Civil Engineer.

He took his BSc from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of London.

He joined the HAC as did many of his fellow OMTs, and wa commissioned from the rank of Sergeant in the HAC into the Royal Engineers in 1915, rising to the rank of Major. He was attached to the Ministry of Munitions. Whitehall obviously suited him as after the War he became a civil servant with the Ministry of Labour.

He was Master of the Lodge in 1925.