JAMES BERNARD MILLARD WALCH 2ND LIEUTENANT / 2ND BATTALION QUEEN’S (ROYAL WEST SURREY) REGIMENT
DIED ON ON THIS DAY 25 SEPTEMBER 1915
Son of James and Catherine Walch. He was born in Bellerive, Tasmania but was in the UK by 1901 as the Census showed him living with his mother and sister at 67 Lydhurst Ave, Streatham Hill
Commenced his schooling at Hitchin Grammar School from which he won a scholarship to Christ's Hospital.
At the time of the 1911 Census John Walch was living with his uncle in Dulwich Village and described as an architectural student. The practice to which he was apprenticed was Millard and Pryce. Millard was his mother’s maiden name.
John Walch enlisted with the Artists Rifles 28th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment as a Private but when he was commissioned in December 1914 he became a 2nd Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
He disembarked in France on 29 December 1914 and was killed in action of the first day of the Battle of Loos. His body was never recovered.
( Christ's Hospital)