John Walsh was born in Eire and lived in Liverpool. He enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Sergeant Walsh successfully completed parachute training on course 21/22 at RAF Ringway and was posted to Airfield Platoon, 250 (Airborne) Light Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Sgt Walsh is listed as having been killed in action on 25 September 1944, aged 39, and was given a field burial in Oosterbeek, near the railway bridge. However, if the location of his field grave is correct, he may have been attached to 3 Platoon and was heading for the Arnhem bridge. This would imply that his date of death was 17 September 1944. (Roll of Honour, 5th Revised edition, 2011). He was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 10 September 1945.
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