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Lance Corporal T Walsh

Birth
Death
11 Dec 1900
Vryheid, Zululand District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Burial
Vryheid, Zululand District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Add to Map
Plot
Grave 19
Memorial ID
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4267 Lance Corporal T (or J) Walsh, 2nd Battalion the Lancashire Fusiliers (not Royal Lancaster Regiment as on the cemetery memorial). The Battalion deployed to South Africa for the Second Anglo Boer War, sailing on the Norman on 2 Dec 1900, arriving at the Cape about 19 Dec 1900 and was sent round to Durban. Along with the 2nd King's Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1st South Lancashire Regiment, and the 1st York and Lancaster Regiment, they formed the 11th Brigade under Major General Woodgate, part of the Ladysmith relief force. They fought in the actions about Venter's Spruit on the 19-21 Jan 1900 and on 23 Jan 1900 they attacked Spion Kop (43 killed, over 100 wounded). They did not take part in the battle of Tugela Heighs from 13-27 Feb 1900, leading to the relief of Ladysmith, but held Frere till the 26th February, when they were moved to Gun Hill and Chieveley. After the recuperation period following the relief of ladysmith, the battalion took part in the advance north under General Buller, remained about the railway, and then operated in the south-east of the Transvaal, including around the Utrecht-Vryheid district, and frequently saw tough fighting. Lance Corporal Walsh was killed in action on Lancaster Hill, Vryheid when the garrison was heavily attacked by Boer forces. He is also commemorated on the Lancashire Fusiliers Boer War memorial in Whitehead Gardens, Knowsley Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, England (see: https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/153138/).
4267 Lance Corporal T (or J) Walsh, 2nd Battalion the Lancashire Fusiliers (not Royal Lancaster Regiment as on the cemetery memorial). The Battalion deployed to South Africa for the Second Anglo Boer War, sailing on the Norman on 2 Dec 1900, arriving at the Cape about 19 Dec 1900 and was sent round to Durban. Along with the 2nd King's Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1st South Lancashire Regiment, and the 1st York and Lancaster Regiment, they formed the 11th Brigade under Major General Woodgate, part of the Ladysmith relief force. They fought in the actions about Venter's Spruit on the 19-21 Jan 1900 and on 23 Jan 1900 they attacked Spion Kop (43 killed, over 100 wounded). They did not take part in the battle of Tugela Heighs from 13-27 Feb 1900, leading to the relief of Ladysmith, but held Frere till the 26th February, when they were moved to Gun Hill and Chieveley. After the recuperation period following the relief of ladysmith, the battalion took part in the advance north under General Buller, remained about the railway, and then operated in the south-east of the Transvaal, including around the Utrecht-Vryheid district, and frequently saw tough fighting. Lance Corporal Walsh was killed in action on Lancaster Hill, Vryheid when the garrison was heavily attacked by Boer forces. He is also commemorated on the Lancashire Fusiliers Boer War memorial in Whitehead Gardens, Knowsley Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, England (see: https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/153138/).

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  • Created by: Peter H
  • Added: Oct 1, 2021
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/232598736/t-walsh: accessed ), memorial page for Lance Corporal T Walsh (unknown–11 Dec 1900), Find a Grave Memorial ID 232598736, citing Vryheid Cemetery, Vryheid, Zululand District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Maintained by Peter H (contributor 47423563).