Welsh, Ira Rae: Service no. 412860

Digitized Service Record

Source: Post of image of this soldier by Micheal Shelbourn at the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

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Contributed by Micheal Shelbourn at the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

Ira. R. Welsh, 65, Dies; Was in Vaudeville

A funeral service for Ira Rae Welsh, 65, of 106 Gregory St., former vaudevillian and Canadian veteran of World War 1, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mattle’s Funeral Home, 300 Cumberland St. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

He died Thursday (April 10, 1958) in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Buffalo.

Mr. Welsh, an American citizen for 32 years, organized a group of comedian vocalists who entertained at Liberty Bond rallies in World War 1 and continued in vaudeville until 1928. For the last decade, he had operated a limousine service. He had been a bartender at the Moose Club and Doud Post, American Legion.

He was a past commander of Monroe County Power Chapter, Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Fehrenbach, Mrs. William Fisher and Mrs. Edward Meding, all of Rochester; two sons, Norman F. Welsh of Cleveland and Sherman Rae Welsh of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Eileen Hogan of Picton, Ont.; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Source: Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester New York. April 12, 1958. Page 12