|As a Sapper Walsh's Regimental Pay per Diem
would have been 1s. 2 1/2d. plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s.
Walsh appears to have been a Tailor in the Detachment. He
traveled to British Columbia on board the "Thames City in 1858.
We can assume that, since his son was born
during the voyage, that his wife accompanied him.
arriving in the Colony, it appears that Walsh's son dies.
"...Nor is it known why the young son
of Sapper Thomas Walsh was buried in neither of the (HBC Fort
Langley) cemeteries. According to tradition, Walsh...buried his
son on the sloping ground to the North of the Fort...
The lone grave was moved c. 1914-15
to accommodate construction of the Canadian Northern Railway. As
the HBC cemetery had long since been closed, young Walsh's
remains were likely reburied in the municipal Fort Langley
-- Pg. 33,
"Frail Memorials: The Cemeteries of Langley"
- Discharged, New Westminster
previous to Governor Seymour arriving, there was a company formed
called the Seymour Artillery, and the belts, pouches and sword
(bayonet) and rifles formerly belonging to the RE, which had been
left behind, were
served out to the Seymour Artillery. I know, because Father
was one of the principles in the Seymour Artillery, and I saw it
done. I remember when the uniforms were made by one of the
tailors in New Westminster, Tommy Walsh, Thomas Walsh, who had
been in the RE and they (Seymour Artillery) were the ones who
received Governor Seymour on his arrival at the Camp"
from the reminiscences of John Murray,
son of Sapper John Murray,
1887 - Tailor, New Westminster (Woodward)
Dec. 1871 - Received Crown grant, for Section 18,
Block 4 North, Range 6 West, purchase. (Woodward)
- Sons carried on Walsh and Sons, tailors, New Westminster