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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Wallace, Alexander Wilson

Alexander Wilson Wallace

was born at Bridge Street, Banbridge on 12th July 1887 to Thomas Wallace, Grocer and Jane Wallace nee Wilson.


A W Wallace - Birth Registration


In 1901 Alex was living in house 2, Bridge Street, Banbridge with his parents and 5 siblings, Mabel, Sydney, Percy, Thomas and Norman.  A servant and 4 boarders were also living in the house.

On 21st July 1905 Alex joined Northern Bank at Head Office.  Transfers followed to Ball’s Branch, Dublin (1905), Head Office (1908) and Donegall Square, Belfast (1908).



Northern Banking Company, Donegall Square


In 1911 Alex was living in house 3, Bridge Street, Banbridge with his parents and 5 siblings, Anne Mabel, Thomas, Percy, Sydney and Norman.  A domestic servant and 4 shop assistants were also living in the house but described as visitors.  His occupation is described as a Bank Clerk.

On 30th July 1912 the Belfast Telegraph carried an advertisement from an A W Wallace, Banbridge who was selling a motorbike - 3.5hp, TT Triumph, fortnight old, done 800 miles, guaranteed 55 mph, owner getting a twin.



Belfast Telegraph - 30th July 1912


It appears that the motor bike didn't sell.  On  12th September 1912 the Belfast Telegraph carried another advertisement from A W Wallace, Banbridge who was selling a motorbike - a 1912 3.5hp, TT Triumph, new July, 1000 miles, Lucas horn etc, owner getting twin.



Belfast Telegraph - 12th September 1912


Further transfers followed to Newry (1912) and Head Office – Accountant’s Department (1914).

The 1924 Northern Bank Centenary Volume records Alex as volunteering for enlistment but was rejected on the grounds of him having defective hearing.

Alex died aged 51 from bronchial pneumonia at 52 Bridge Street, Banbridge on 9th May 1939.  This is recorded on his Northern Bank staff record.


A W Wallace - Death Registration