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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 7059
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death:
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 10.04.1915
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Screen Wall. BB.4.631A
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 11 Littlejohn St, Dundee
Elizabeth, born 09.05.1909
More about Alexander Wallace
MILITARY FUNERAL IN DUNDEE. Impressive scenes were witnessed in Dundee yesterday afternoon at the funeral of Private Alexander Wallace, of the 1st Black Watch, who was buried with military honours in Balgay Cemetery. The Pipe Band and firing party were supplied by a detachment from the 6th Black Watch, and Lieutenant-Colonel the Rev. A. B. Scott, of the Tay Defences, conducted the services in the house and at the grave. Large crowds turned out to witness the funeral. Private Wallace, whose home was at 11 Littlejohn Street, was a Reservist, and crossed to France with the first Expeditionary Force. He took part in all the Black Watch’s engagements until January, when he was sent to an hospital in Grimsby suffering from rheumatics. He later came home on six weeks’ furlough, and had only been back in the Perth Depot for a week when he was found dead in bed in the barracks on Saturday morning. Deceased went through the South African War, for which he held two medals, without receiving a scratch. A widow and one child are left to mourn his loss. Inset is a photo of the late Private Wallace. The Courier, Thursday, 15 April 1915, 6.
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