Service Details
Name:
WALSH
Given Name:
JOHN DOUGLAS
Initials:
J D
Rank:
Captain
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Regiment:
South African Infantry
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Unit:
2nd Regt.
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Unit 2:
"B" Coy.
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Former Regiment:
2nd Mounted Rifles (Natal Carbineers)
Date of Death:
1916-01-23
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Age:
32
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, at Halazin
Decorations:
Brought to the Notice of the Secretary of State for War
Citations:
LG Sup 22 August 1918 - "For distinguished service in the Field and in connection with the campaign in German South-West Africa, 1914-15"
Additional
Information:
Son of Thomas and Jane Walsh, of Newcastle; husband of Edith Maud Walsh, of "Paradise," Newcastle, Natal, South Africa. He served in the Natal Carbineers, Anglo-Boer war (Trooper) Transferred to Natal Volunteer Composite Regiment near the end of the war and was a Lt. by 1906 for the Natal Native uprising. He has been awarded the QSA medal with TVl, OFS, Laings Nek and Relief of Ladysmith clasps, KSA medal with 01 and 02 clasps, 1906 NNRM and then the 3 from WWI with a Mentioned in Despatches. Jack as he was known lived in Newcastle and was in business with his wife's father (Ryder family).
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Q. 438.

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