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Private William Wallace

9th Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: s / 4785

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Wallace of 1c Barrowfield St, Coatbridge. Williams brother Private John Wallace of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 03/10/1915 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 1c Barrowfield St, Coatbridge

Died

Died 16/09/1915 from bullet wound to the side / shock

Enlisted

Girvan, Ayrshire

Employed

Caledonian Railway Company

Age

25

Buried / Remembered

Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Additional Information

William was hit by a German bullet in the side when out with a work party on the 15/09/1915. His wound was not seen as being serious with his Doctor stating he died from shock the following day. See newspaper clipping for a letter sent home to his parents from his friend and fellow Coatbridge Soldier Sergeant A S L Gillespie of 205 Dundyvan Rd who also attended Williams funeral. William is listed as BANDSMAN on the Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping

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