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Henry Walsh

Rank: Private
Street: Chapel Lane
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 5th Battalion
Regiment Number: 111
Date of Death: 28-08-1915
Cause: Killed in action, Gallipoli
Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

Henry was born January 1876 on Dublin Street, Longford, the son of John Walsh, a baker, and his first wife Mary Hussey. He had a number of siblings, including Robert a baker who also served in the Great War with the Royal Irish Fusiliers (No. 7901), and John who served with the Connaught Rangers. 

Pte Walsh was killed as a result of the actions at S.W.B. Gully and Kaiajik Aghala from the afternoon of 27 and to the morning of 28 August, and was one of two Longford soldiers to die there, the other being Pte Christopher Kennedy.

Parents Names: Son of John Walsh and the late Mary (née Hussey), Killashee Street, Longford
Notes: Many thanks to John Feeney of Athlone for the additional information on the Walsh family.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; link to Civil Record of birth

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