Private William Wallis

Private William Wallis, 1st/4th ( Border) Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died from wounds suffered at Gallipoli, aged 26, on the 18th December 1915. He had been born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire in 1889 and was the son of Frederick and Polly Wallis of 10 Raeburn Place, Selkirk and the husband of Marion Wallis of 51 Curror Street, Selkirk. He had been employed as a millworker when he enlisted in August 1914. He was wounded by an exploding bomb and after treatment in the 17th Stationery Hospital at Cape Helles he was evacuated to the 21st General Hospital where he died. He is buried in Alexandria ( Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. ( His brother James also fell – see above ) The photos show Borderers at Gallipoli.

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