Monday 3 December 2012

Private Joseph Francis Walsh

Born on 21 March 1896 in Chesterville, Ontario – son of Edward Walsh, Chesterville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Chesterville, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 9 November 1916 (number 246739) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 – wounded on 29 October 1917 – invalided to England on 3 November 1917 – later served with reserve units and promoted to acting-sergeant.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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