Capt James Joseph Walsh

1895 Sep 28 Born at Wexford

1901 census at Lewistown, Templetown, Wexford

1911 census He is a boarder at 10 in Victoria Street,Wood Quay, Dublin

Educated Sherry's College, Dublin

1915 Aug 3. Enlisted in Cork. He was a Bank Clerk living at Lewistown House, Fethard. Father is Thomas Francis Walsh, solicitor

1915 Nov . Posted overseas with 7th Leinster Regt

1917 Mar 28 Commissioned 2nd Lt in RDF

1917 Jul Wounded at Ypres

1918 Dec Served as Adjutant of No1 Remount Depot in Egypt

1920 Oct 22. The undermentioned temp. Lts. relinquish the temp. rank of Capt. - J. J. Walsh, Serv. Bn , R. Dub. Fus , on ceasing to be empld. as Adjt. of a Remt. Depot

1920 Nov 17. Relinquishes his commission as Lt in RDF and is granted rank of Capt.

1920 Dec 15. Joined ADRIC with service no 1262. Posted to E Coy

1921 Feb 3. Posted to Depot. Promoted DI3

1921 Mar 9. Posted to P Coy . Intelligence Officer

1921 Jul 2. Relinquished appointment of IO of P Coy

1921 Aug 26. Discharged to Permanent Cadet in RIC

1921 Sep 20. Married Heartsease Dora Oldbury Burne in Kensington, London (RIC record) (She was born Calcutta in 1900, and died England in 1952)

1921 Oct 1. Posted to Collooney, Sligo as DI3 in RIC

1922 Feb. His car was highjacked near Collooney and his wife was injured

1922 Feb 22 A son Anthony Walsh born Sligo. The son does not have appeared to have stayed with his mother after the divorce and was "brought up by strangers". And would have been only 16 when his father died

1922 Apr 19. Leaves RIC on tendering his resignation

1922 Oct Called to the Bar in Ireland

1924 Jan 28. Tried unsucessfully to get a legal job in the British Army

1929 Dec His wife Heartsease divorced him in Reno ,Nevada And the following year she remarried in Canada

1938 Jun 19. He became ill during a court case in Tipperary Town, and died. Oddly I cannot get a death certificate to see what he died of.

1952 his ex-wife committed suicide in London


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