Lieut. Wallace, who belonged to Earsdon, was a teacher at the Park Schools, Whitley Bay. He was trained in the Officers Training Corps, Armstrong College.
An interesting letter from Lieutenant T. Wallace of the 1st Royal West Kents, dated December, 7th, 1914, to his friend reads.
Things here are much slacker at present, and we are able to get short rests pretty frequently now. The fighting mostly consists of artillery duels, and the only infantry scrapping is sniping. Really, the dead and wounded don’t effect me much. Death here seems so different here.
In our last trenches, I succeeded in getting a plan of the whole German position, firing trenches, supports, reserves, entanglements and pits, and strength held by them. In this little show I was in a farm house which the Germans shelled, and we had to retire into the cellar until dark. The Germans dropped a “Jack Johnson” about 20 yards from our headquarters, which made a hole about 12 feet deep and 20 feet in diameter.