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105163   Private James Welsh
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/02/1894
Died: 09/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
James Welsh was the eldest son of James and Emily Welsh (nee Millar). James was born on 20th February 1894 in County Tyrone. The family were lived in Annagarvey, Cecil, Augher, Tyrone. Jamesís mother died in 1907. His father was a farmer and a miller. James Welsh emigrated to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada where he worked as a salesman. James Welsh enlisted on 6th November 1915 at Regina, Saskatchewan. Hereafter he became know as James Walsh. Private James Welsh was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), when he was killed in action near Vimy Ridge in France on 9th April 1917. James was 23 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave III-A-18
CWGC Casualty 297479
Nine Elms British Cemetery is located west of Poperinge on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N33 Poperinge ring road. From Ieper follow the signs to Poperinge. At the traffic lights at the end of the expressway turn left onto the Poperinge ring road, the Europalaan. Follow the ring road to the roundabout and take the second exit. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow the ring road and take the first turning on the left, the Helleketelweg. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - East Face - Panel 2a Clogher
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 56
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Welsh family Lists James as age 7 living with the family at house 1 in Annagarvey, Cecil, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Welsh family Does not list James as living with the family at house 1 in Annagarvey, Cecil, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private James J Walsh
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of James 'Walsh'
5 Corporal James Sleator Cousin of Private James Welsh
6 Forum Discussion Letters and photos found relating to James 'Walsh' in Brisbane, Australia
7 James 'Walsh' Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (26 no.)
8 Private Robert Yule Cousin of Private James Welsh
9 Rifleman James McKeown Cousin of Private James Welsh
10 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Lists James Walsh as Killed in Action
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Welsh's grave can be purchased here
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