Biographical entry: Wall, James Michael (1907 - )



James Michael Wall was born at Christchurch in New Zealand in 1907 and was ordained in the Catholic Church in 1931. He taught for a year in Woodlawn College at Lismore in New South Wales, Australia, before coming to the Solomon Islands in 1932. Wall served on Malaita and Guadalcanal and at Tulagi, and also on mission ships. During the Second World War he was a civilian volunteer with the Royal Australian Air Force, assisting with the evacuation of Tulagi and he then served with the BSIP Defence Force (1943-1946). Wall was a nominated member of the Legislative Council (q.v.) from 1962. He received an O.B.E. in 1967. (NS 21 June 1967)

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  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate (ed.), British Solomon Islands Protectorate News Sheet (NS), 1955-1975. Details