WALLACE

Date of Entry: 18/02/2021
Surname: Wallace
Christian Names: Erin
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Cranbourne
Service #: Nil
Service: Claims Army
Branch: Claims Nursing Corps. RAANC
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

At ANZMI, it gives us pleasure to expose long term military imposters, who have gained considerable kudos and public recognition, for many years from close friends, workmates, family and the media. Their deceit has also seen advancement to higher work positions above others, who are generally more deserving, and who have greater credibility and honesty.

When your world comes crashing down after years of being a military fraud and false pretender, you only have yourself to blame.

Stealing the honour of those military personnel who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice is a low act. To steal the honour of Australian Army Nurses, many of whom returned with mental health issues, is also a low act.

 

Erin Wallace is a Military Fraud, an Honour Thief and a Medal Cheat. You can also throw in liar.

For many years her deceitful conduct has convinced those close to her that she is a bemedalled Vietnam War Veteran, who served in the Australian Army as a Nurse.

Wallace is 69 years of age. She is currently the Gippsland Regional Manager for St John Ambulance, and resides in Cranbourne, Melbourne, Victoria. She has held this position for 5 years.

Over recent years, her medal rack has grown as displayed below.

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Photograph above taken in 2016, she wears the Vietnam Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Notice she is missing the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM Proclaimed in December 1997) and the Australian Defence Medal. (ADM Proclaimed 20 March, 2006.)

 

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More recent photograph since 2016. She now wears the AASM as well as the ADM with the original two medals.

Only 43 Australian Army Nursing Sisters served in South Vietnam between 1967 to 1971. The youngest Nursing Sister was 22 and the eldest was 45 years of age. Their ranks ranged from Lieutenants to Majors. They had a tough job.

The last Australian Army Nurses to leave South Vietnam did so in November, 1971 when the Australian Field Hospital closed. The last Australian troops, 4 RAR, left on the 7 November, 1971.

Nursing Sisters did not complete normal Officer Training at that time. Many were "Direct Entry" from being a qualified practicing civilian Nursing sister to be an Army Commissioned Officer. After being commissioned, they completed an orientation course at School of Army Health, Healsville Victoria, and would have gained experience in an Army hospital in Australia or Concord Repatriation Hospital, Sydney, before deployment to South Vietnam.

For Wallace to have served at the youngest age of 22 years as a qualified Sister and Lieutenant, in the last year of Australia’s involvement ( ie.1971), she would have to now attained the age of 71 years plus. (at 2021) As she is 69 years of age, her time line is out at least two years at the very minimum.

 

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The above screenshots are from a St John Facebook video Wallace made to publicise and self promote her alleged Vietnam service and other achievements. She claims that she was an Army Nurse who returned from Vietnam to the Darwin Docks, where she was met and was impressed by St John Ambulance people, who gave her cups of tea and vegemite sandwiches.

That statement is also a lie. No Australian Army Nurses returned home by ship.

You will notice that she now wears the following medals -;

www.facebook.com/stjohnvic/videos/2124384304358108

1.The Officer of the Order of St John Medal. Top row.
2.Australian Active Service Medal. (AASM) Not entitled. Top row.
3.Vietnam Medal. Not entitled. bottom row.
4.Australian Defence Medal. (ADM) Not entitled. bottom row.
5. The Service Medal of the Order of St John bottom row.
6.Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. (RVCM) 180 days in country. Not entitled. bottom row.

Wallace’s name does not appear on the DVA Vietnam Nominal Roll as having served in South Vietnam in the Australian Army. Also taking into account maiden names, only two persons with first names Erin served in the Australian Army in South Vietnam. She is not one of them. Her name also does not appear on the List of Australian Army Nurses that served in South Vietnam between 1967 and 1971.

Wallace was contacted by email at St John Ambulance, Victoria and given an opportunity to respond to information received that she is not entitled to wear the above medals or was not an Army Nurse as she has claimed. She was also requested to provide the following information -;

1. Proof of Australian Defence Force medal entitlement.
2. Her service number, Unit, and rank.
3. Date of commencement of Army service.
4. Date of completion of Army service.
5. Date she deployed to South Vietnam as an Army Sister and Lieutenant.
6. Date she returned to Australia.

She has not responded and we do not expect a reply.

 

Wallace is an Affiliate member of the Dandenong RSL Sub Branch, Victoria, due to a relative being a service person. She is also a Social member of the Leongatha RSL Sub Branch, Victoria.

If she was a returned veteran, Wallace would be a full member of Dandenong RSL Sub Branch and not an Affiliate Member.

Wallace is a high flyer in the Victorian St John Ambulance. She has received many accolades over the years.

St John Victoria was contacted and informed that Wallace was a Military Imposter who has committed offences against the Defence Act 1900.


Section 80A. Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman
Section 80B.Improper use of service decorations
Penalty - $3,300 dollars fine or six months imprisonment or both.

 

Former and current Returned Veterans of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces will not stand by and observe valour thieves and imposters benefit from fraudulent claims of military service.

The Victorian Police have been notified and hopefully will take action against Wallace for her fraudulent behaviour. It may well be that Wallace has committed further criminal offences of “Obtaining benefit by deception” and “False pretences”, in regards to her behaviour.

St John Ambulance, Victoria would be well advised to check her curriculum vitae to ensure that all her documented claims are truthful and accurate. Particularly, her Vietnam service background as an Army Nursing Sister and Officer.

RSL Victoria should also give Wallace the boot from their organisation.

An update for Ms Erin Wallace will be provided as this matter progresses.

Another St John Ambulance Valour Thief and Medal Cheat offender was Christopher Chant. See below.

anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/valour-thieves/472-chant

Chant resigned from his Executive position due to the ANZMI investigation. Wallace should do the same or be sacked immediately.

St John Ambulance Australia, is a well respected organisation. It needs well respected personnel to carry out their objectives.

Welcome to ANZMI, Military Imposter, Medal Cheat and Valour Thief, Erin Wallace.

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