CEF Soldier Detail

Private James J Walsh
Died: April 9, 1917

Regimental Number:
105163
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
5th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Annagarvey Mills Augher
Country:
Ireland
Next of Kin:
James Welsh Annagarvey Mills Cecil Augher Tyronne Ireland
Address at Enlistment:
Weyburn Saskatchewan
Date of Birth:
February 20, 1894
Trade or Calling:
salesman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Regina, Saskatchewan
Date of Enlistment:
November 6, 1915
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
April 9, 1917
Age at Death:
23
Buried at:
Nine Elms Military Cemetery, France
Plot:
III. A. 18.
Commemorated:
http://bhc-who-died-in-the-first-world-war.silk.co/page/105163
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 10054-12
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 5th Battalion
  Son of James and Emily Welsh (nee Millar) of Annagarvey, Cecil, Augher, Tyrone, Ireland. In 1905 an 11year old James Welsh is sent to Canada by the Catholic Emigration Society on the ship Tunisian. His mother Emily (Millar) Welsh dies 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.