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Major Richard WALLACE

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Surname: WALLACE

Forename(s): Major Richard

Place of Birth: West Marton, Yorkshire

Service No: 162465

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 95th Siege Battery

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Age: 31

Date of Death: 1918-10-27

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Non-CWGC Burial: KILLINGBECK, LEEDS

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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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 entry

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Gunner Major Richard WALLACE

Gunner Major Richard WALLACE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

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Marriage Certificate: Major Richard Wallace (John Wallace) to Helen Mary Bridges McArdle at The Register Office, Leeds, Yorkshire, 8 September 1914

Marriage Certificate: Major Richard Wallace (John Wallace) to Helen Mary Bridges McArdle at The Register Office, Leeds, Yorkshire, 8 September 1914

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01 November 1918

WALLACE – October 28th, 1918, at 9 Weetwood Lane, Leeds, Major Richard, second son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Wallace, of Kettlewell-in-Craven, aged 31 years. Died from reopening of wounds received in France November, 1917.

31 October 1919

WALLACE – In loving memory of our two dear brothers, Gunner Major Wallace, R.G.A., who died of wound, received in action Oct. 27th, 1918, buried at Leeds; also Gunner William Wallace, R.G.A., died in France November 1st, 1918.

“Are ever in our thoughts.”

From Mrs. A. P. Hessey, London, and Mrs. John Horner, Buckden, Skipton-in-Craven.

29 October 1920

WALLACE – In loving memory of our two dear brothers, Gunner Major Wallace, R.G.A., who died of wounds received in action, October 27th, 1918, buried at Leeds. Also Gunner William Wallace, R.G.A., died in Rouen, France, November 1st, 1918.

WALLACE – In loving memory of our two dear sons and brothers, Gunner Major Wallace, R.G.A., who died of wounds received in action, October 27th, 1918, buried at Leeds. Also Gunner William Wallace, R.G.A., died in Rouen, France, November 1st, 1918.

“Cherished memories of two so dear to us.”

From their loving Father and Mother, Sisters Evelyn and Violet, Brother Frank, Keepers Cottage, Winterburn, Gargrave, via Leeds.

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