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Richard Joseph Walsh - Regt # 942
Donated by Steve Stuart


29 Jan:  Attestation Paper; enlisted First Newfoundland Regiment; occupation-fisherman; 19 years old

 5 Feb:  Took oath and signed Attestation Paper

20 Mar:  Embarked T.S. Stephano from St. John's, Newfoundland

22 Mar:  Disembarked in UK, probably Scotland

30 Mar:  Stationed at Edinburgh Castle

31 Aug:  Disembarked Alexandria and entrained for Abbassia, Cairo

13 Sept: Embarked for Gallipoli, Turkey

19 Sept: Landed at Sulva Bay that evening; served in Gallipoli until 5

 2 Dec:  Admitted 26th C.C.S. for frostbite

30 Dec:  Admitted hospital at Mudros for diphtheria


15 Jan:  In hospital for tonsillitis

17 Jan:  Discharged to base details

31 Jan:  With 1st Battalion

14 Mar:  Embarked Port Suez

22 Mar:  Disembarked Dardanelles

 1 July: Wounded at Beaumont Hamel, Battle of the Somme; flesh wound to arm and leg

 3 July: Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen; gunshot wound

 4 July: Invalided to England

 6 July: Admitted to Highbury V.A.D. Hospital in Birmingham

12 July: Telegram to Amelia Williams about wound

17 July: Follow-up telegram to Amelia Williams

18 July: Discharge from hospital; furlough, staying at Union Jack Club, Waterloo Bridge Road, London

27 July: Off furlough; attached to 2nd Battalion Depot

24 Aug:  Embarked Southampton to 1st Battalion B.E.F.

12 Oct:  Service at Guedecourt, France

19 Nov:  Wounded at Guedecourt, France; admitted hospital with shell contusion of right forearm and wrist; may have been broken

24 Nov:  Invalided to England

28 Nov:  Admitted London General Hospital, Wandsworth

30 Nov:  Telegram to Amelia Williams

15 Dec:  Letter from Amelia asking for furlough back to Newfoundland

20 Dec:  Response saying that Private Walsh should apply to commanding officer at Depot, Ayr, Scotland


 3 Jan:  Discharged from hospital after 36 days; furlough

12 Jan:  Furlough ends, then attached to Depot

22 Jan:  Admitted to 4th Scottish General Hospital, Glasgow

13 Feb:  Attached to 2nd Battalion Depot, Ayr, Scotland

30 Apr:  Discharged from hospital after 98 days

29 May:  At Ayr, Scotland

 1 June: Transfer from 2nd Battalion, Ayr to 1st Battalion, B.E.F.

 3 June: Embarked Folkstone; disembarked Bologne, France

19 June: Joined 1st Battalion

20 Nov:  Service at Cambrai, France

21 Nov:  Amelia's request for furlough home is denied

 3 Dec:  Wounded at Cambrai, France; through-and-through, left thumb

 5 Dec:  Admitted 7th Can. Gen. Hosp., Staples

 7 Dec:  Transfer to England aboard hospital ship

11 Dec:  Admitted to O.C. Fulham Military Hospital, Hammersmith

14 Jan:  Discharged from hospital; furlough

24 Jan:  Off furlough, then attached to 11th Command Depot

25 Jan:  Admitted Special Division Military Hospital, Chiselboro

17 Apr:  Discharged hospital after 83 days

12 Dec:  Embarked S.S. Corsican from Tilbury Dock to Newfoundland

21 Dec:  Arrived Newfoundland; reported to Depot


10 Jan:  Recommended for discharge as permanently unfit for duty

15 Jan:  Discharge approved; classification B, medical category E; not in position to take up civilian occupation; to take up work as steward

29 Jan:  Demobilization at St. John's, Newfoundland

 1 Feb:  Discharge Certificate #809 sent to Private Richard J. WALSH

27 Feb:  Request for lump sum payment of War Service Gratuity is denied; wanted to purchase fishing boat

 8 Mar:  Applied for War Service Gratuity

24 Mar:  Applied for 1914-1915 Star and Riband

31 Mar:  Received 3-inch Riband

 3 Dec:  Received 1914-1915 Star for service at Gallipoli


13 Aug:  Received Army Book 64; living at 162 Sheridan Avenue, Medford, MA

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