Woodside, Wallace McMullan
No. 16107, 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Died of wounds on Wednesday 5 July 1916 (aged 26)
Puchevillers British Cemetery, France (Grave I. C. 24)
Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour
Wallace McMullan Woodside was born on 5 April 1890 in Downshire Road, Holywood and he was a son of John Thomas Woodside MD and Maria Woodside (nee Skinner) who were married on 31 May 1882 in Newington Presbyterian Church Belfast. John Thomas Woodside from Holywood was a son of John Woodside, a land steward. Maria Skinner from Belfast was a daughter of James Skinner, a coastguard officer.
The Woodside family lived in Holywood, in Church View; in Downshire Road and in Shore Street and then in Woodstock Road, Belfast.
John Thomas Woodside was a physician and general practitioner and he and Maria had six children:
John Alfred Skinner (born 28 March 1882 in Downshire Road, Holywood, before his parents were married)
Thomas Skinner (born 14 February 1884 in Church View, Holywood)
Robert James Skinner (born 18 March 1886 in Downshire Road, Holywood)
Frederick William McMullan (born 10 February 1888 in Downshire Road, Holywood)
Wallace McMullan (born 5 April 1890 in Downshire Road, Holywood)
Victor Gordon (born 8 January 1894 in Shore Street, Holywood)
Maria Woodside died on 4 July 1930.
Wallace McMullan Woodside enlisted in Belfast, served with the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 109th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division and he was 26 when he died of wounds on 5 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
Corporal Wallace McMullan Woodside was buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, France and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:
DEAR SON OF J.T. AND M. WOODSIDE
SO DEARLY LOVED
SO DEEPLY MOURNED
Corporal Wallace McMullan Woodside is commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 672).