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William Clayton Walsh

In memory of:

Pilot Officer William Clayton Walsh

August 27, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


194 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


December 26, 1919
Bearbrook, Ontario


December 10, 1940
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Francis H. Walsh and Annie (née Clayton) Walsh, of Leonard, Ontario Canada. He attended No 4 Cumberland Public School and Vankleek Hill Collegiate.

Dispatched to the United Kingdom on 20 January 1942. He was commissioned on 22 April 1943. Died of injuries sustained in aircraft accident at Bamrauli airfield in India, which took the lives of ten other passengers and crew. Two were injured. The aircraft `FK.584 -was a Hudson VI twin-engine transport.

Pilot Officer Walsh is commemorated on the Vars Cenotaph 1939-45. The plaque inscription reads: 'They died that we might live'.

Commemorated on Page 224 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

7. D. 5.


DELHI WAR CEMETERY is about 11 kilometres from New Delhi, on the eastern outskirts of Delhi Cantonment and occupies a flat rectangular site adjoining the existing Cantonment Cemetery. It has an imposing entrance of Grey Dholpur Stone, within which is one part of the Dual Memorial to 25,000 men of the Army and Air Force of Undivided India who died during the 1939-45 War while on service in non-operational zones. When visiting the DELHI WAR CEMETERY from New Delhi proceed to Delhi Cantonment via Sardar Patel Road to Dhaula Kuan roundabout, then continue along the ring road to Brar Square, over the level crossing, then continue for 1 kilometre along Cemetery Road, the cemetery is on the right hand side. The first Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign is on the Dhaula Kuan roundabout and the second on Brar Square just before the railway crossing.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cenotaph– Vars cenotaph, re-dedicated Sept. 18 2011 with 12 posts added, on which is a plaque honouring one of the 12 local soldiers listed on the cenotaph plaques.
  • Memorial– Plaque on Vars ON. cenotaph.
  • Memorial– Plaque of William Clayton Walsh on one of the posts infront of Vars ON cenotaph.
  • Cenotaph– Vars ON cenotaph re-dedicated Sept 18, 2011 with 12 posts added in front honouring the 12 soldiers mentioned on the cenotaph.
  • Memorial Plaque– Vars Cenotaph, Ontario
  • Vars Cenotaph, Ontario
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted  for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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