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6979011   Lance Corporal John Wallace
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 13/04/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
John Wallace was the son of Mary Ann Wallace, He was born about 1915. Lance Corporal John Wallace served with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in World War Two. The 1st Battalion were based in southern India at the outbreak of World War Two. In March 1942, the battalion were flown to the north of Rangoon in Burma, with the objective of destroying oil wells in the area of Yenangyaung. Lance Corporal John Wallace is recorded as dying on 13th April 1942, so it must be assumed that he was killed prior to the Battle of Yenangyaung.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rangoon Memorial
  Taukkyan, Rangoon
Grave Ref: Face 11
CWGC Casualty 2528226
Summary      
The Rangoon Memorial is situated in Taukkyan War Cemetery, which is about 35 kilometres north of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). The cemetery is on PY1 Road (formerly Prome Road), about 15 kilometres from the airport and can be easily seen from the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WWII Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 99
References and Links
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1 BBC -Royal Inn Fus in Burma 1944 Details of encirclement in Yenangyaung April 1942
2 Burma Campaign - 1 Royal Inn Fus Battalion Diary - February to April 1942
3 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Battle Honour - Yenangyaung April 1942
4 Three Commanding Officers in nine days Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Yenangyaung April 1942
5 Wikipedia - Battle of Yenangyaung Started 16th April 1942
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