James Walsh was the son of Mr E. Walsh of Queen Street, Stourbridge. He was 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 and remained in Artois before moving in February 1916 moved to the quiet Somme area. There was, however, a great deal of enemy shelling with increased effectiveness in May. Private James Walsh was killed by an enemy grenade on the 18th May. He was 25 years of age and is buried at Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray (1 B 10) and is commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church and Methodist church Memorials.
Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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