1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John George Wallace

Contributed by: Mary Kay, on 2008-11-15

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First Name John George
Surname Wallace
Year of Birth 1900
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Gordon Highlanders
Place of Wartime Residence Murthly, Perth and Kinross

John George's Story

My uncle John George Wallace died in France on 28 August 1918 age 18 He was my Father's oldest brother.

He had been wounded and was in a field hospital which was blown up killing all the occupants. He has no known grave but is listed on the War memorial at Vis-en-Artois. The only message we still have from him is a postcard sent from Thetford camp in May 1918 after he enlisted describing the horrors of the camp- rats, mud etc. but he has written at the bottom " this is not all true".

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