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Forename(s): Major Richard
Place of Birth: West Marton, Yorkshire
Service No: 162465
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 95th Siege Battery
Date of Death: 1918-10-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: KILLINGBECK, LEEDS
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Major Richard Wallace was the son of Francis and Sarah Wallace, née Athey and brother of Gunner William Wallace (77477) (q.v.). Their father was born at Throstle Nest, Conistone, Yorkshire and mother at Bamburgh, Northumberland.
1891 Marton, Yorkshire Census: The Kennels - Major R. Wallace, aged 5 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Francis and Sarah Wallace.
1901 Marton, Yorkshire Census: The Kennels - Major R. Wallace, aged 14 years, born West Marton, son of Francis and Sarah Wallace.
1911 Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire Census: Long Lane - Major Wallace, aged 29 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [Major was boarding with Joseph and Ellen Wilshaw.]
Major was married to Helen Mary Bridges McArdle in 1914.
The British Army Service Record for Major Richard Wallace exists but may be incomplete. [Served as John Wallace.]
The British Army Pension Record for Major Richard Wallace exists but may be incomplete. [Served as John Wallace.].
Major was discharged from the Army on the 5 July 1918.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr John Wallace, 162465, Royal Garrison Artillery. [Major received the Silver War Badge.]
A short biography of Major is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Gunner Major Richard WALLACE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery
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