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Thomas Walsh

Rank: Lance Corporal
Town/Village: Co. Longford
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Census 1901: N/A
Census 1911: N/A
Regiment/Unit: Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion;
Regiment Number: 4267
Date of Death: 01-01-1970
Cause: Killed in action, Vryheid, South Africa
Memorial: Vryheid Cemetery, Vryheid, Zululand District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thomas was born in Co. Longford, although at present we do not have information on when or where. 

He served with the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, in Sudan in 1898 at Khartoum, in the British-Egyptian Expeditionary Force under Kitchener. He likely participated in the Battle of Omduran in September.

Thomas likely arrived in Vryheid in the eastern Transvaal, South Africa in January 1900 during the Second Anglo-Boer War, and participated in campaigns including the Relief of Ladysmith. He died there in December of that year, in a battle against Louis Botha's troops in an area nicknamed Lancaster Hill on the 11-12 December. He received the South Africa medal, with the following clasps: Orange Free State, Transvaal, Elandslaagte, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek.

Parents Names: Unknown

Link to Find A Grave entry; link to Register of Soldiers Effects entry on (paid subscription site); University of Cambridge Archives for the 2nd Lancashires in Vryheid; 

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