James Walsh was the son of Mr E. Walsh of Queen Street, Stourbridge. He was probably a member of the Methodist church and volunteered in December 1914. He joined the South Staffords and was posted to the 1st Battalion in the 7th Division. This battalion suffered heavily at Loos in September 1915 and moved in February 1916 to the quiet Somme area. There was, however, a great deal of enemy shelling with increased accuracy in May. Private James Walsh was seriously wounded and taken to the Military Dressing Station at Bray, where he died on the 10th May. He was 25 years of age and is buried at Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray (1 B 10) and commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church, Methodist church, Roman Catholic church and St. Joseph's RC School Memorials.
Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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