• James-Wallace Family

My fathers, father and two of his older sisters, Emily Charlotte and Florence Elizabeth went overseas during WW1. John Anthony's oldest brother was in the Boar War. FUNERAL OF LIEUTENANT FRANK JAMES-WALLACE. Lieutenant Frank James-Wallace, of the 2nd Battalion Prince of Wale's Own (West Yortshire) Regiment, who died on Friday night at Holywood Barracks. says the 'Northern Whig," Belfast, of the 24th. of April, was buried yesterday in the local cemetery with the usual impressive military honours. The deceased was the sonof the late Mr. John Thornhill James-Wallace, of Rockhampton, Queensland, and was born in Australia. He saw ser- vice in the South African war, volunteering with many other young colonials whenthe Queensland Mounted Infantry was formed. He gained a commission in theregular army in 1900. and subsequently served in East Africa with the King's African corps. Unfortunately he contracted malarial fever, and returning home, rejoined his regiment, the West Yorks, at Holywood, a short time since. Here hewas seized with another attack of fever to which he sucumbed. To the great regret of his brother officers. The funeral was Victoria Barracks, Belfast, attending as well as those quartered at Holywood. The coffin, which rested upon a gun carriage drawn by six horses, was covered with the British flag, six of his brother officers acting as pall bearers. Funeral marches were played by the band on the way from the barracks to the cemetery. The Rev. Mervyn Archibald, one of the militayr chaplains conducted the service, and after the remains had been lowered into their last resting-place the usual three volleys were fired over the grave. Amonst those who sent wreaths were Colonedl Watts (commanding the West Yorks) and Mrs. Watts, Major O'Donnell, Captain Cross- man, Captain Issacke, the officers of the Inniskilling Fusiliers, the non-commis- sioned officers of the West Yorks, and the band of the same regiment. Mr. Adam Turner, Belfast Charge of the funeral arrangements. FUNERAL OF LIEUTENANT FRANK JAMES-WALLACE. (1906, June 16). The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld : 1875 - 1929), p. 37. Retrieved January 3, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71974906 1929 Article from the paper after his return. RIFLE SHOOTING. COORAN, November l8. At the 300 500 and 600 yards -ranges on November 17 the Cooran Rifle Clubs members started a series of competitions for the trophy presented by Mr R Smith Scores -S P Nielsen (8) 31, 34 32-105 J A James Wallace (9) 30 33 33-105 H Walker (15) 27 33 29-104 R Smith (7) 28 34 34-103 S Walker (l8) 25 25 32-100 A Waller (l8) 22 29 31-100 J M Kane (9) 28 34 25-96 C Booker (20), 25 24 26-95 H Mason (15) 25 24 28-93 D Hinds (21) 21 26 23-91 J Jones (l8) 20 28 21-90 R D Cuthbertson (l8) 24 23 23-88 "RIFLE SHOOTING." The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) 20 Nov 1929: 4. Web. 20 Jul 2011
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