Charles Samuel Wallis

Census Address: 1 Jubilee Villas, Vine Street
Place of Birth: Southwick, Northamptonshire
Date of Birth: 1898
Enlistment Address: -
Regiment: 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Service Numbers: 16384
Place of Death: Malta Hospital
Date Died: December 13th 1915
1 Jubilee Villas, Vine Street, Stamford

Charles Samuel Wallis

Charles Samuel Wallis was born in October 1898 in Southwick, Northamptonshire. His parents were William Henry from Water Newton, a labourer and Mary Jane from Yarwell, Northamptonshire. In 1901 they were living at 16 Protection Place, in Scotgate – the worst slum in Stamford. He had two sisters and a brother but all three had died by 1911.

In 1911 they were living at 1 Jubilee Villas,  59 East Street and the only surviving children were Charles Samuel and his elder sister Catherine.

Charles enlisted on April 4th 1915 in the 6th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. He gave his age as 19 years 180 days but in fact he was only 16 years old. He was a carpenter by trade. His Regimental number was 16384. He died of dysentery in a Malta hospital on December 13th 1915 after serving in the Gallipoli campaign.

His father William Wallis received his British Star and Victory medals and effects at 3 Dickenson’s cottages , Conduit Road ,

Protection Place

This was the worst slum in Stamford. The entrance was between numbers 8  and 9 in Scotgate – now a pedestrian entrance to the car park. Its origin was to provide housing for the supporters of the Liberals who lost their homes when they voted against the Cecil interest. Sixteen tenements were built and soon were in bad repair and overcrowded and owned by an itinerant pedlar. Three of the Wallis children died here.