Private Joseph Walsh, from Tipperary KIA in Battle of Kohima, Burma 1944

#OnThisDay 1944 Private Joseph Walsh from Drangan, Tipperary was killed in action at the Battle of Kohima, Burma (Now Myanmar). Serving with the 4th Bn Royal West Kent Reg (the CO John Laverty was also Irish), Walsh was hit by a Japanese artillery shell & killed outright. (The CWGC states he died in 1941 but eye witness accounts have Walsh being killed as described above in 1944).

Kohima 1944

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