A Crimean veteran died at Ashburton the other day. Mr. Walsh was a sergeant in the 57th Regiment in his youth, having enlisted when he was very young. When nineteen years old he landed in the Crimea with his regiment, and was on hand when the first shot of the war was fired. He was in the Crimea during the whole of the campaign, and was amongst the last to leave after peace had been arranged. Mr. Walsh was farming for many years in the Wakanui district.
Evening Post, Volume LIV, Issue 14, 16 July 1897, Page 6