Monday, 21 November 2016

Marine John Wallace - Royal Marine Light Infantry

NAME; Wallace, John
RANK; Marine / Seaman
SERV. NO; Unknown
UNIT/SERVICE; Royal Marine Light Infantry
BORN; Carrickfergus
LIVED; Green Street, Carrickfergus
FATE; Died of Wounds, Home, 22 November 1917
CEMETERY; Victoria Cemetery, Carrickfergus
CHURCH; Joymount Presbyterian

REMARKS; John was born Carrickfergus in 1895, son of John and Ellen Wallace & brother of Jane, William, Agnes, Robert, Mary and Hugh.  He lived on Green Street and was member of Joymount Presbyterian Church.  During the war he served with the Royal Marine Light Infantry and saw action in Dardanelles from where he was invalided home and never recovered from his injuries. He died at his family home on Green Street on 22 November 1917. He received a full military funeral at Victoria Cemetery with military escort and firing party from 6th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers.  His funeral service was conducted by Rev J.Y Minford. 

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