Warrant Officer William Victor Wallace

Birth: November 28, 1918 in Monaghan, Ireland
Death: March 3, 1943 in Hamburg, Germany
Service: WWII
Service Number: R92287

William Victor Wallace moved to Steveston with his family around 1934, where he first attended David Lloyd George School, and then was a student at Richmond High School until 1937. He had seasonal work with BC Packers as a labourer. Bill played lacrosse with the Intermediates and the Steveston Tyees.

On enlistment on February 4, 1941 with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Bill Wallace was posted to bases in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan for training as a wireless operator. He graduated in November 1941, prior to embarkation for England in December 1941. On arrival in England he was posted to the Royal Air Force training pool and then to #207 Squadron.

On March 3, 1943 Lancaster aircraft #ED 365 went missing whilst engaged in a mission over enemy territory. Warrant Officer William Victor Wallace was declared "killed" on August 18, 1943 after information received through the International Red Cross stated that he was buried in Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany.

History of the Road Name (Wallace Road):

  • Council Resolution to adopt road name: Council Minutes February 4, 1946, res. 8711, pg.45