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  • 20863 Frank Wallace (Francis George on CWGC) died of wounds at sea on 13 November 1915. He would have been buried at sea and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial Gallipoli.  Visited, photo taken and wreath laid by John Morse
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Kikuyu, East Africa
Frank was the son of Mary Wallace of 2 Argyle Terrace Shakespeare Street Nottingham and the late James Wallace (CWGC). He had a younger sister, Mollie Kenia ('May' on the 1901 Census), who was also born in Kikuyu, East Africa. On the census returns the children are described as 'British by parentage' and their place of birth given as British East Africa Cape Colony. In 1901 Mary Wallace (Mary Sinclair nee Griffin, b. 6 April 1869), who was described as 'married' on the census, and her two children aged 4 and 2, were living at 8 Chaucer Street Nottingham, in the household of her brother, Thomas Griffin (38). Their brother George (25) and sister Margaret (23) were also living in the house. Mary and her siblings had been born in Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, where their father was a farmer. By the time of the 1911 census Mary (40), described as a widow, was a boarding house keeper at 21 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham. Both children were still living with her and she had two boarders one of whom was her brother, George Griffin (34, single), who was described as a boarder and not a relative. George was a draper 'on his own account'. Frank's first names, 'Francis George', only seem to have been used on the CWGC debt of honour; he is named as 'Wallace FG' on the Helles Memorial (JM).
Attended Mundella School, Meadows, Nottingham.
13 Nov 1915
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682221 - CWGC Website
20863
enlisted Nottingham
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Frank Wallace was probably wounded on 11th November 1915 when the battalion moved up to the front line in the Lone Tree Gully sector. He died of his wounds on board a hospital ship and was buried at sea. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.
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  • 20863 Frank Wallace (Francis George on CWGC) died of wounds at sea on 13 November 1915. He would have been buried at sea and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial Gallipoli.  Visited, photo taken and wreath laid by John Morse
    Frank Wallace name on Memorial - 20863 Frank Wallace (Francis George on CWGC) died of wounds at sea on 13 November 1915. He would have been buried at sea and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial Gallipoli. Visited, photo taken and wreath laid by John Morse
  • Photo published in the Notingham EVening Post dated 10th January 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War 1914-1918
    Francis George Wallace - Photo published in the Notingham EVening Post dated 10th January 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War 1914-1918