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Name:
Robert Wallace
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R W
Service No.:
3974, 6/3974
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Cockfield, Durham, England
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry. 1st 6th Battalion. Previous units: 1/6th. Durh. L.I. 6/3974 Pte., Att. 3rd Entch. Bn. 6/3974, 1/6th. Durh. L.I. 6/3974.
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
14 Front Street, Cockfield, Co. Durham
Civilian Employment:
Coal Miner
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
1-January--1916
Place of Death:
France and Flanders
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
The Thiepval Memorial, France
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Military Year: 1914-1920.
Death Notice/Obituary:

A poem titled "For Robert Wallace, Killed in ___ 1916 in Ypres" is introduced with: "My Mother's maiden name was Kathleen Plews. She wrote this poem for her Mother, Lavinia Plews.  Robert Wallace was her brother, son of Bobby Wallace (Zacchaeus) who was a preacher for Cockfield Methodist Church 1888". The poem reads:

'More than 90 Springs have danced over my grave,

And in profusion poppies gave.

But still un-answered the question why

Had I and so many have to die?

More than 90 Springs and Summers too

Have warmed this earth where men were slew.

Then Autumn leaves upon me lie

And still no-one can say just why.

Cold winds, then snow, layer on layer

One for each Winter of each year.

Yet still no-one has seen my grave

The ones for whom my life I gave.

But on the Village Cross I see

My Name, there, for eternity.'

Family Details:
Notes:

DOB abt. 1895

Teesdale Mercury 08.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 2

Private R Wallace, DLI, of Cockfield - killed in action

Teesdale Mercury 22.11.1916 - Page 8: Column 5

Robert W Wallace, Cockfield - killed in action 01.10.1916

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Sources:
First Name: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Teesdale Mercury 22.11.1916 - Page 8: Column 5; Last Name: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Teesdale Mercury 22.11.1916 - Page 8: Column 5; Initials: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Service: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Ranks: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Service Number: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Unit: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Place of Birth: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Buried: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Service Records: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Death Notice / Obituary: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Campaign Medals: Cockfield School Roll of Honour; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Teesdale Mercury 22.11.1916 - Page 8: Column 5; Notes: Teesdale Mercury 22.11.1916 - Page 8: Column 5;