Wallace Jardine was born at Walsall in 1885. He was the son of Alexander Leith Jardine and Mary Ann (nee Adshead).
 
His father, who was a spring hook maker, was born at Stamford, Lincolnshire and his mother at Walsall. They were married at Walsall in 1882.
 
Wallace had already joined the Army by 1911. He was a soldier with the 2nd Battalion South Stafford Regiment and was in barracks at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
 
He married Frances A Wildman in the West Derby Registration District in 1914.
 
Wallace was a Staff Sergeant by the time he was posted to the Western Front on the 17th March 1915. He was killed in action in France on the 30th January 1916.
 
His brother James Herbert Jardine also moved to Bootle and died in 1922 after serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Although he is not officially 'war dead' and his name does not appear on the CWGC he is commemorated on the Bootle Civic Memorial.
 
His widow lived at 83 Marsh Lane, Bootle after the war.