The information displayed here is at the time of death.
Wallace was born in South Shields on the 23rd August 1887. He was the fourth son of Robert Cummings Annand, the Managing Director of the Northern Press and Engineering Company. He was educated at South Shields High School and then Armstrong College, where he studied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. He married Dora Elizabeth Chapman on the 10th January 1914 and they had one son, Richard Wallace, born on the 5th November 1914. He never met his son, who himself went on to fight in the Second World War and was awarded the Victoria Cross aged 25. Wallace joined the Northumberland Fusiliers as a volunteer in 1904, and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Tyneside Division) at the rank of Midshipman on the 11th April 1907, being promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant shortly after. On the outbreak of war in 1914, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was attached to the Royal Naval Division, Collingwood Battalion at Crystal Palace. He was appointed as Adjutant in December 1914 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on the 8th May 1915.
Wallace died on the 4th June 1915 aged 26 whilst fighting in Gallipoli.
9 Challender Terrace West, Westoe, South Shields (place of residence - 1901 and 1891 census returns). NB there is no road of this name in Westoe, assumedly now demolished.
Wallace is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey
Commemorative headstone in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery
Book of remembrance and on reredos panels in the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, South Shields
Plaque in South Shields Golf Club, where Wallace was a member
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The War Graves Photographic Project.
Military service records (via forces-war-records.co.uk).
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919, Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. Armstrong College Admissions Registers)
North East War Memorials Project.
UK Census Records (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
WWI Service Records 1914 - 1920 (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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