Patrick Welsh

Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
He is remembered with honour on St Joseph’s Church Memorial (Walsh), and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 2 Line 23..



Patrick Welsh has been difficult to trace with certainty. The family home was Belfast?
His entry in the Helensburgh Roll of Honour identifies Private Patrick Welsh, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died April 1916. He is recorded on the cenotaph as Private Patrick Welsh, but a Patrick Walsh is named on the St Joseph’s memorial plaque.
The only Patrick Welsh / Walsh of the RIF who died in April 1916 served as a Lance Corporal in the 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and died fighting at Loos. His next of kin is a Mrs M Wylie of Falls Road, Belfast.
Local newspaper reports say Patrick was wounded first in June 1915 and then again on the 21st February 1916, and that he had died in April that year.