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Clarence Joseph Welsh Force: Army Unit: Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) Division: 219th Battalion/42nd Battalion Service Number: 282661 Rank: Private   Date of Birth: March 13, 1895 Place of Birth: Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single   Date of Enlistment: March 6, 1916; 219 Battalion Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at enlistment: 20 Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches   Religion: Roman Catholic     William Joseph Welsh was the son of David Welsh, Cape Forchu, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  He enlisted in yarmouth with the 219th Battalion and remained with that Battalion until he was sent to France in a draft of reinforcements for the 42nd Battalion. He was reported wounded an missing in action at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.  He had to be left behind when his comrades retreated.  In November 1917 he was officially presumed dead.  He is listed on the Vimy Memorial, France. Date of Death: April 9, 1917 (Battle of Vimy Ridge) Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: Vimy Memorial; Pas de Calais, France William Joseph Welsh Commemorated on Page 347 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion. Listed on the Yarmouth Monument as Walsh, J. Clarence    
Private Clarence Joseph Welsh
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