John Wallace likeness

Private John Wallace

2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 8119

John Wallace grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Wallace of 1c Barrowfield St, Coatbridge. Husband of Mrs Wallace of Dalmarnock, Glasgow who received the news of Johns death. Father of 1 child. Johns brother Private William Wallace of the 9th Battalion Black Watch Died of Wounds on the 16/09/1915 (see index)

Born / Resided

Glasgow / Dalmarnock, Glasgow


Killed in Action 03/10/1915 at Loos


Coatbridge 1914


Previously a Painter with Mr William Gibson, Coatbridge / Reservist


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Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, 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

John was Killed in Action on the 2nd week of the Battle of Loos. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. See photos for Johns name on the Loos Memorial

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