D.C.M. (GV) Sergt 253 Bde R.F.A. T.F. (Northumbrian) killed in action Arras, 23/4/1917 an award for the Somme, Bazentin--le-Petit 25-26/9/1916

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D.C.M. (GV)

Sjt. W. Wallace, 253 Bde R.F.A. T.F.

(Northumbrian Bde T.F.)

Killed in action, Telegraph Hill,  Arras, 23/4/1917, during strong enemy counter-attacks, no known grave commemorated . Son of  Jane Wallace of 29 William Street, Seaham Harbour County Durham.

D.C.M. L.G. 20/11/1916. award for Bazentin -le-Petit (Somme) 25-26/9/1916

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He extinguished  a fire  in an ammunition  store and removed the ammunition at great personal risk, thereby saving many lives.'

William Wallace, b. Bishopwearmouth Durham,  1890/ A coal miner/putter at Dawdon Colliery. 1911 Census  shows Jane Wallace, widow and 6 sons and daughters .

 

 

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