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George William Walsh 85801 Staff Sergeant 6th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery November 1, 1894 Yarmouth, NS February 11, 1915 Fredericton, New Brunswick Yarmouth, NS 21 5 feet 10 inches florid (flushed) light brown hazel 29th Battery Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth NS Single Machinist Church of England Georgie Anna Crichton Walsh (Mother) Yarmouth, NS May 29, 1918 24 Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2, France I. C. 30. Commemorated on Page 518 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 2 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorative Tablet Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Yarmouth George William Walsh was the only son of John William Walsh (1847–1901) and Georgie Anna Crichton (Utley) Walsh (1858-1944) of Yarmouth, NS. After the death of the father, George and his mother lived with his grandmother (Sarah Ultey) in Rockville, Yarmouth Co., NS. George’s father operated a business education and secretarial school in his home and after his death, George’s mother, stenographer and teacher, continued the school for some twenty years. Prior to enlistment, George worked in the Sanders Machine Shop. In February 1915, he went to Fredericton, New Brunswick and enlisted with the 23rd Field Battery and went overseas with that unit. With his skill as a machinist he served as an artificer. In England he was transferred to the 6th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery and again served as an artificer. He died of gunshot wounds on May 29, 1918 at the Field Stationary Hospital at Boulogne.
Sources: Library and Archives Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial A Monument Speaks, A. Thurston; pp 358-359