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Name: Clarence Joseph Welsh Service Number: 282661 Rank: Private Service: 42nd Battalion Date of Birth: March 13, 1895 Place of Birth: Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 6, 1916; 219 Battalion Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Fisherman Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: David Welsh (Father) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: April 9, 1917 (Battle of Vimy Ridge) Age at Death: 22 Memorial: Vimy Memorial, France Commemorated on Page 347 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 27 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial as Walsh, J. Clarence William Joseph Welsh was the son of David Welsh and Alice Welsh of Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, NS. He enlisted in Yarmouth with the 219th Battalion. He disembarked in Liverpool, England on October 19, 1916 and proceeded to France for service with the 42nd Battalion. He was reported wounded and missing in action at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.
Clarence Joseph Welsh
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