Flight Sub Lt H. D. M. Wallace
SAC 1909-1910

Flight Sub Lieutenant Hugh Douglas MacIntosh Wallace was born in Midland, Ontario on July 15, 1893, son of Peter Wallace. He attended Midland Public School, Blind River Public and High Schools before making the long trek to St. Andrew's College from 1909 to 1910. He studied Applied Science from 1910 to 1914 at the University of Toronto and graduated with an Honours BSc in Civil Engineering.

By 1915 he was employed as a civil engineer working on the Welland Canal and joined the Royal Naval Air Service 3 February 1916 as a Flight Sub-Lieutenant. After completing his training he was recommended for Scouts and posted to #3 Wing on 15 August. On 7 March 1917 he was posted to #1 Wing where he served until his untimely, accidental death on 7 June 1917 when his engine choked while taking off from an aerodrome in Dunkirk

He is buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France (Grave Reference: 1 91 7. III. B. 63.)

  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Hugh Wallace. This also includes a link to his commemoration on Page 582 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.