2 Lt Frederick William Walsh, 11th Bn Gloucestershire Regt.
Born at Hornsey on 30 August 1894, Frederick was educated at Sevenoaks School, St. Paul's School, West Kensington and Guelph (agricultural) College, Ontario, Canada. He was also a science graduate from Toronto Universtity where he was a member of the OTC. After making several attempts to enlist in the Canadian forces (unsuccessful due to defective eyesight), he was accepted into the COTC at the end of 1915 as a candidate for an Imperial Commission and, in March 1916, was appointed to the 11th Gloucesters.
Arriving in France on 27 June 1916, he was attached to the 17th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers and was wounded in their attack on Mametz Wood on 10 July. He died the following day, the 11th, in No 36 CCS and was buried in Heilly Station Cemetery at Mericourt L'Abbe where he remains to this day.
11 July 2010
Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Services.