8050 Sjt. William. J. Walsh, Irish Gds. (Bagenalstown Co Carlow). For
conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a night raid. Having
reached the objective which has been assigned to him he saw the section on
his flank was being checked by the fire of hostile machine gun. He promptly
organised an attack, and rushing the gun from the flank, he himself
accounted for the team. Later on he took command of two sections whose
leaders had become casualties, and rushed another post. Great courage and
complete disregard for his own safety marked his behavior throughout and
were a find example to all his men.
(Supplement to the Edinburgh Gazette September 5, 1918.