Wallace was born 5 April 1890 in Holywood.
He had 4 brothers.
In 1911, Wallace was unemployed. His father was a General Practitioner.
At this time the family were living at Princess Terrace, Cregagh Road, Belfast.
Wallace served with the Royal Irish Rifles (Young Citizens) Battalion in France.
He died on 5 July 1916, aged 26, of wounds received at the Battle of the Somme,
1 July 1916 and is buried at the Puchevillers British Cemetery in France.
A War Gratuity of £9 was paid to Wallace’s mother as a result of his death.
Wallace is included on Woodstock Road war memorial.
His younger brother Victor Gordon served / survived WW2 – and is listed on the Cregagh Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour to those from the church who served with the armed forces during that war.