JH Wallace



  • Name
  • Initials
    J H
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
  • Resided town
    Douglas, Scotland
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Machine Gun Corps


Sergeant Wallace was serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France with the 13th Battery Motor Machine Gun Corps when he passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book on 17 October 1916.  He wrote:

“So I murdered him last Saturday
The Kaiser your know him well
Jellicoe sent his fleet down Davy’s way
The Kaiser he’s gone to H—– ell
For I murdered him last Saturday

With best wishes from Douglas, “Tonights the night” Revue Co.”

We have found records of two soldiers with the name J H Wallace serving in the Machine Gun Corps, but their signatures and dates don’t quite match up with those in the visitors’ book against the service records.

From his book entry, we wondered if Sergeant Wallace may have been an entertainer on the stage.

Research has found that the 13th Battery of the Motor Machine Gun Corps (MMGC) were attached to the 10th Division that went to Gallipoli but the MMGC element went to the Western Front.  They were disbanded in November 1916.

A battery included eighteen cycle/sidecar combinations, carrying six Vickers machine guns with ammunition and spare equipment; eight motorcycles without sidecars; two or three wagons or cars; and a sidecar combination for the officer commanding.  More information on the Motor Machine Gun Corps can be found at

Can you help us to identify J H Wallace?  Please get in touch if you can help?




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