1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
13/04/1942 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.