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  cap badgePrivate Wallace Irons

7th Battalion KIngs Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 15490

Wallace Irons grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and stepson of Helen Jamieson Irons of 62a Ronald St, Coatbridge. Wallace's 2 brothers also served. David in the Royal Navy and eldest brother Sergeant James Irons of the 10th/11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry who was Killed in Action on the 14/08/1916. Wallace made a Will leaving all his money to his mother. From the 1901 Census - Address - 72c Ronald St, Coatbridge - James Irons aged 31, James Irons aged 7, Wallace Irons aged 6, David Cleland Irons aged 4, housekeeper Helen Jamieson aged 38, boarder David Kinnear aged 35. Housekeeper Helen Jamieson would become the 3 sons stepmother. Wallace's stepmother Helen was awarded his Pension on the 10/08/1916.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 62a Ronald St, Coatbridge.

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge /09/1914

Employed

Pastry Baker with Robert Smellie, Sunnyside Rd, Coatbridge.

Age

21

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 53 to 56), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

Wallace was Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. See Directory for Wallace's elder brother James' page. See photos for Wallace's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge and Wallace's Pension Records x 3.

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