James Patrick Walsh was born on 1 March 1921 to Edmund Joseph Walsh and Rosemary Herron.
Died 11 March 1945

27th Replacement Draft

2nd Lt Walsh was initially buried at Iwo Jima 5th Division Cemetery, Kazan Retto. He is buried at the Honolulu Memorial Cemetery, HI, A, 755

Brother: Mr. William L. Walsh, Whitehall Terrace, North Chattanooga, TN.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 28 March 1945:
Second Lt. James P. Walsh, son of Mrs. E.J. Walsh of Whitehall Terrace and of the late Mr. Walsh, prominent Chattanooga manufacturer, was killed in the fighting on Iwo March 11, the Navy Department notified next of kin. Lt. Walsh attended Notre Dame High School here and later the University of Tennessee and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. He entered the Marine Corps about two years ago as a Reserve officer and later was given a regular commission in the Corps. He went overseas for combat duty last October. He was the brother of M/Sgt. Tom Walsh, who was recently wounded in Europe and is now recuperating at the Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis; Sgt. Charlie Walsh, now serving somewhere in Europe; W.L. Walsh, John Walsh, Mrs. Beryl Kemp and Miss Rosemary Walsh, all of Chattanooga.

Picture from the Notre Dame High School Yearbook, 1945.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 March 1921
  • Date of death: 11 March 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 27th Replacement Draft
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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