John B. Wallace was born on the 10th of November 1886 in Ansonia, Ct.
He served on the Mexican border in 1916 as a Lt. in the 2nd Connecticut Infantry. In August 1917 he rejoined the army as 1st Lt. (Adjutant, 3rd Battalion), 102nd Infantry, 26th Division.
He was wounded on the night of April 20th to 21st, 1918 at Seicheprey. He was cited for bravery or meritorious service and recommended for the Croix de Guerre.
Unconfirmed is a promotion to Captain in August 1918.
The 26th Division was unusual in that instead of a divisional badge on the helmet, each unit within the division chose its own. Shown here is a 102nd Infantry regiment helmet, which was Wallaces' regiment.