Percy Wallace Killed in
Shot through head by rifle
grenade at the front a few weeks ago
Norfolk has given up another of
her sons to the god of battle in the person of Corp. E. Percy
Wallace, brother of Roy Wallace of the Grand Trunk uptown ticket
office and the Ford Garage.
The news came yesterday in a
letter from Lieut.
A. J. Hoshal of Cayuga, to Roy Wallace, which was the first
intimation received here of the fatality.
The letter was dated July 26th
and stated that
Corp. Wallace had been in charge of nine men at what is known as
the "Crater," when he received a bullet from a rifle
grenade in the back of his head.
The lieutenant says he was
present, and saw him try to speak but death evidently came very
Corp. Wallace had been promoted
after the battles in the latter part of April, through which he
came without a scratch and according to Lieut. Hoshal, was a brave
and fearless soldier who met his fate doing a soldier's duty.
The deceased was 29 years of age
and left Simcoe with the first contingent about a year ago, being
with "A" Co'y,
4th Batt., 1st Brigade, 1st Canadian Overseas Contingent.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Wallace, live at Chatham. He was very well known in Simcoe as
Percy Wallace where he spent a good deal of his time.
Burial was made in the rear of
the trenches, somewhere in France.