Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Lieutenant John George Wallace

Born on 13 November 1884 in Glasgow, Scotland – husband of Anne W. or M. Mahoney Wallace, Montreal, Quebec (later New York, New York) – son of John and Mary Wallace, Glasgow, Scotland – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as real estate and insurance; married; currently a member of the 41st Brockville Rifles; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 1 July 1915 – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – died on 18 November 1916 of wounds received that day – buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave I.D.7), France.

(Updated with a photo of Lieut. Wallace's headstone that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, www.cwgc.org)

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