This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Glasgow
- Service no: 240528
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Highland light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 27.09.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Moeuvres British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: E.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Occupation: Riveter
Jessie Wallace, 5 Kirk Entry, Dundee
More about James Wallace
James Wallace 240528 Highland Light Infantry
A Good-Natured, Cheery Soldier.
Mrs James Wallace, 97 Bardoune Street, Glasgow, has received word that her husband, Private James Wallace H.L.I., was killed in action on the 27th September. Private Wallace enlisted 3½ years ago, and had seen service in Gallipoli, Palestine, Egypt. and in May this year he was transferred to the Western front. Before the war Private Wallace was employed with the Dundee Shipbuilding Company as a riveter, and resided at 33 Wilkie’s Lane. He leaves a widow and one daughter. In a letter of sympathy his sergeant writes :–“Jimmy (as we all knew him) was liked by everybody. His good nature and cheeriness under any circumstance were outstanding features commented upon by all who knew him. His company was in great demand wherever he went, and his loss to us is one which can never be replaced. A brave soldier, an untiring worker, a true and good comrade, our loss is greater than I can express in words.”
Dundee Courier 29th October 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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