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|Those Who Came After The Original 500|
1915 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
1916 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
1917 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
1919 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 boat8 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
1920 13 Aug: Received Army Book 64; living at 162 Sheridan Avenue, Medford, MA
Military Records Contact: Daniel B. Breen
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