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Private James Walsh

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Walsh, James
Date of birth: 1894-02-20
Place of birth: Augher, County Tyrone, Ireland
Next of kin: James Welsh, father. Annagarvey Mills, Augher, County Tyrone, Ireland
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Salesman
Address: Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1917-04-09
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 105163
Final Rank: Private (5th Battalion)
Rank detail

Private, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Commemoration location: http://bhc-who-died-in-the-first-world-war.silk.co/page/105163

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 297479
LAC ID: 299804
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B10054-S012
Uploader's Notes: Son of James Welsh and Emily Welsh (nee Millar) of Annagarvey, Cecil, Augher, Tyrone, Ireland. In 1905 an 11 year old James Welsh is sent to Canada by the Catholic Emigration Society on the ship Tunisian. His mother Emily (Millar) Welsh died in early 1907 and James Welsh changes his name to James Walsh because it is easier to spell and for others to remember. On 6 Nov 1915 salesman James Walsh enlists in Regina Saskatchewan with the Militia Unit the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles and trains to become part of the Replacement draft for the 5th Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regiment in France and Flanders since 14 Feb 1915. On 9 April 1917 former Home child Private James Wash is Killed In Action with the 5th Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), 2nd Infantry Brigade ,1st Canadian Division attacking Vimy Ridge.
Uploader's Research notes: Son of James Welsh and Emily Welsh (nee Millar) of Annagarvey, Cecil, Augher, Tyrone, Ireland. In 1905 an 11 year old James Welsh is sent to Canada by the Catholic Emigration Society on the ship Tunisian. His mother Emily (Millar) Welsh died in early 1907 and James Welsh changes his name to James Walsh because it is easier to spell and for others to remember. On 6 Nov 1915 salesman James Walsh enlists in Regina Saskatchewan with the Militia Unit the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles and trains to become part of the Replacement draft for the 5th Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regiment in France and Flanders since 14 Feb 1915. On 9 April 1917 former Home child Private James Wash is Killed In Action with the 5th Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), 2nd Infantry Brigade ,1st Canadian Division attacking Vimy Ridge.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2021-04-06