STOKE ST MARY HISTORICAL RECORDS
LT HENRY ALFRED WALSH - Somerset Light Infantry
Harry Walsh, the son of Theobald Walsh, spent some of his childhood at Stoke House, Stoke St Mary
Click on the picture to read his story - particularly his involvement in the Battle of Isandlwana and the Battle of Rorkes Drift where he me Lt John Chard.
Brevet Major Henry Walsh was presented with a Sword and other trophies by the Town Council of Taunton.
Read here the newspaper article describing the exploits that earned him this award - December 1885
Click here to read General Smith-Dorrien’s account of his escape from Isandlwana.
One of only a handful of officers and men who managed it.
Colonel Henry Walsh - Somerset Light Infantry