|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|School||St Anthony's School, Scotland Rd, Liverpool, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||18|
|Address||34 Rose Street, Balmain, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, W Wallace, 91 Hopwood Street, Liverpool, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||23|
|Place of burial||Heath Cemetery (Plot V, Row J, Grave 15), Harbonnieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Catherine WALLACE.|
'At Bullecourt, France, Pte Wallace was in charge of a Lewis Gun team assisting a bombing attack. He bombed a party of the enemy and drove them back in order to get a good position for his gun. He then brought up his gun and supported the bombers with splendid results. Later during enemy counter attack, he kept his gun in action until it was blown out by a bomb.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
War service: embarked from Sydney for overseas service, 2 November 1915. Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 14 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916. Treated at 12th Australian Field Ambulance (sprained ankle), 6 July 1916; transferred to 4th Division Rest Station, 7 July 1916; to 5th Division Rest Station, 11 July 1916; to 58th Field Ambulance, 11 July 1916; discharged to unit, 17 July 1916; rejoined unit in the field, 18 July 1916.
To England, on leave, 6 December 1916; rejoined unit, 23 December 1916.
To Anzac Corps School for instruction, 24 February 1917; rejoined unit, 11 March 1917.
Wounded in action (shell wound, right arm), 5 May 1917; admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 6 May 1917; transferred to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 7 May 1917. Embarked for England from Boulogne on board HS 'Pieter de Cormick', 8 May 1917, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital. Discharged from Hospital and granted furlough from 20 July 1917, to report to Training Depot, Perham Downs, 20 July 1917. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs, 23 August 1917. Found guilty, 20 October 1917, of being absent without leave from 19 October 1917 to 7.50 am, 2 November 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 32 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 28 November 1917; rejoined unit, 5 December 1917.
Found guilty, 4 December 1917, of using improper language to his superior officer: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No. 2.
Detached to 1st Australian Infantry Brigade School, 28 February 1918; rejoined unit, 30 March 1918.
Killed in action, 23 August 1918.
Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal~