The Military Cross 18 July, 1918; investiture 3rd August, 1918
The 208th Battalion
The 54th Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment
Next of Kin / Parents:
Agnes (Eichhorn) Wallace (mother), 915 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ont. And 405 Manning St., Toronto, Ont.
Mathew Wallace, M.B. (father -deceased)
Date of Birth:
Date of Death (& Place):
2 September, 1918 killed in action
Dury Mill British Cemetery, Pas de Calaise, France (Canadian Forces Memorial)
Dury Mill is a village in the department of the Pas de Calaise, the cemetery is located in open fields and is approached along an unsurfaced track about 500 metres long.
Further Personal Information:
Won M.C. Month Ago Now Among Killed.
Lieut. Maurice Wallaces Gallantry Recognized Just Before Death.
Lieut. Maurice Wallace, M.C., son of the late Dr. Matthew Wallace and Mrs. Agnes Wallace, 405 Manning avenue, officially reported killed in action September 2nd. Lieut. Wallace had been awarded the Military Cross on Aug. 3, 1918, for leading a trench raid and repelling a German counter-attack.
He went overseas with the 208th Battalion transferring to another unit after reaching England. He was born in Toronto 25 years ago, and received his education at St. Michael's College and Jarvis Collegiate. He was prominent in athletics, playing junior O.H.A. hockey and senior O.A.L.A. lacrosse.
The Toronto Star, Sept. 10th, 1918.
Obituary, Toronto Star Sept. 10th 1918, provided by Veterans Affairs Canada
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