Trooper John Walsh. 9/1246 New Zealand Forces.

1891 Born

1911: Electoral Roll at Tod Street Napier, Hawke's Bay Occupation carter

1914: Electoral Roll at 9 Vautier Street Napier, Hawke's Bay Occupation carter. There is also a Mary Catherine Walsh (Spinster) living at the same Address which could be a sister, along with his mother (widow)

Enlisted in Otago Mounted Rifles, later in NZ Field Artillery. Address on enlistment, Pukerau, New Zealand. Next of kin, (mother), Mrs Annie Walsh, 9 Vautier Street, Napier, New Zealand.

1915 Aug 14. Embarked for the front with 6th Reinforcements, Otago Mounted Rifles from Wellington, New Zealand on board the ‘Willochra’ or ‘Tofua’ bound for Suez, Egypt.

1919 Feb 20 Died of disease. age 28 and buried Tralee Military Cemetery. Son of Annie and the late Philip Walsh, of Dunedin, New Zealand. His record says he died on active service, but NZ Field Artillery ended its war in Cologne Germany. Demobilisation began January 1st with the "1914" men leaving for England. Guns, equipment and stores were returned, and horses disposed of to the Imperial Army or in private sale. By the end of January 1919 demobilisation was practically complete and the Divisional Artillery, as a unit, had ceased to exist.

British soldiers died in Ireland