Name:Service No:Rank:Battalion/Service:Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Complexion:Hair Colour:Eye Colour:Previous Military:Martial Status:Trade:Religion:Next of Kin:Date of Death:Age at Death:Cemetery:Grave Reference:
George William Walsh85801Staff Sergeant6th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery November 1, 1894Yarmouth, NSFebruary 11, 1915Fredericton, New BrunswickYarmouth, NS215 feet 10 inchesflorid (flushed)light brownhazel29th Battery Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth NSSingleMachinist Church of EnglandGeorgie Anna Crichton Walsh (Mother) Yarmouth, NSMay 29, 191824Doullens 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 2Listed on the Yarmouth War MemorialCommemorative Tablet Holy Trinity Anglican Church, YarmouthGeorge 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.