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   Lieutenant Robert Cecil Wallace
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/06/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Regiment, South African Infantry (South African Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/03/1883
Died: 31/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
Robert Cecil Wallace was born on 20th March 1883. He was the eldest son of the Reverend Robert Wallace of Ballygoney, Coagh, and later of Omagh, County Tyrone, grandson of the Reverend John Knox Leslie of Cookstown, and a nephew of Dr. Richard Whytock Leslie of Cookstown who was the first Doctor of Campbell College, Belfast and a respected physician at the Ulster Hospital for Women and Children.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dar es Salaam War Cemetery
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Grave Ref: Grave 5-L-3
CWGC Casualty 899285
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery is located on the right (eastern/coastal) side of Bagamoyo Road, which heads north-west along the coast from the centre of Dar-Es-Salaam and is clearly marked. It is about 5 kilometres from the city centre, and a roadside direction sign indicates the turn off for Bagamoyo Road into the lane leading to the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 117
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists college students 1901 census lists Robert C (no 103) as age 18 at Campbell College, Belfast
2 Campbell College War Dead Lists Robert Cecil Wallace
3 Ministers in Co Tyrone Lists Rev Robert Wallace as Minister in Ballygoney 1873-1890
4 South Africa War Graves Project Details of Robert Cecil Wallace including grave photo
5 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Robert Cecil Wallace can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023