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Capt Tom Welsh, Tweedsmuir (2)

 
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IanA



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: Capt Tom Welsh, Tweedsmuir (2) Reply with quote

This Captain Tom Welsh is buried at Athies Communal Cemetery Extension near Arras.

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are his CWGC details which can be found here

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=257068

Name: WELSH
Initials: T
Nationality: South African
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: South African Medical Corps
Unit Text: 1st Field Amb.
Secondary Regiment: South African Infantry
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 2nd Regt.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 12/04/1917
Awards: M C, Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of James and Jessie Jardine Halliday Welsh. Native of Edinburgh, Scotland. Also served in German South West Africa.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 17.
Cemetery: ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

He is not listed on the SNWM database. Perhaps he is a cousin to the other Tom Welsh?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 81025
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Welsh, Military Cross age 33 Captain, 1st Field Ambulance, South African Medical Corps attached to the 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry.
Tom was educated at Merchiston Castle School before studying Medicine at Edinburgh University from where he graduated M.B. & Ch.B. in 1910. He became Assistant Medical Officer at the De Wit Mine in Johannesburg and joined the South African Forces at the outbreak of war, serving during the Rebellion and the German South West Africa campaign. He was commissioned as a Captain in the SAMC in November 1915 and moved with the 1st Field Ambulance to England and then to Egypt before arriving in France in April 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross as "Capt. Tom Welsh, S. African Med. C., attd. S. African Infy. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in organising and leading stretcher parties under very heavy fire. and was twice Mentioned in Despatches. Tom was killed near Arras.
Born 1884 in Edinburgh as Thomas Welsh. Son of the late James Welsh and of Jessie Jardine (Halliday) Welsh of 8 Chamberlain Road in Edinburgh, who had married in 1878 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 12 April 1917 and buried in Athies Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Athies was captured by the 9th (Scottish) Division, which included the South African Brigade, on 9 April 1917.
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