William Wallace likeness

Private William Wallace

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

William Wallace grave





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


Girvan, Ayrshire


Caledonian Railway Company



Buried / Remembered

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

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The COMMUNAL CEMETERY at Noeux-les-Mines was used by the Commonwealth forces (in succession to the French) from June 1915 to August 1917. The earlier burials were carried out by units and field ambulances but in April 1917, the 7th Casualty Clearing Station began to use the cemetery. It contains 980 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

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

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping

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