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 Walsh, George William   Regiment: Canadian Field Artillery Battalion: 6th Brigade Regimental Number: 85801 Rank: Staff Sergeant Date of Birth: November 1, 1894 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Trade: Machinist Marital Status: Single   Date of Enlistment: February 11, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Fredericton, New Brunswick Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery CFA, Yarmouth N.S. Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, N.S. Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 feet 10 inches Religion: Church oif England Next of Kin: Georgie Anna Crichton Walsh of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (Mother) Date of Death: May 29, 1918 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2, France Plot: I. C. 30.   George William Walsh was the son of Georgie Anna Crichton Walsh of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and the late John William Walsh.   Doullens is a town in the Department of the Somme, approximately 30 kilometres north of Amiens.  In March 1916, Commonwealth forces succeeded the French on the Arras front and the 19th Casualty Clearing Station came to Doullens, followed by the 41st, the 35th and the 11th. By the end of 1916, these had given way to the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital (which stayed until June 1918).   From February 1916 to April 1918, these medical units continued to bury in the French extension (No.1) of the communal cemetery. In March and April 1918 the German advance and the desperate fighting on this front threw a severe strain on the Canadian Stationary Hospital. The first extension was filled, and a second extension begun on the opposite side of the communal cemetery. The cemetery extension No.2 contains 374 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. Commemorated on Page 518 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 2
Staff Sergeant George William Walsh
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