ALFRED JOHN WELHAM

JACK

Born: 1917, Hintlesham, Suffolk.

Died: 28th August 1944; age: 27; Died of Wounds – at R.A.F. Bridgnorth Station Hospital, Shropshire.

Rank: Pilot Officer/Navigator; Service Number: 165193.

Regiment; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

 

Grave Reference:

St. Nicholas Churchyard,

Hintlesham,

Suffolk.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ruth Welham, of Hintlesham, Suffolk; husband of Gladys Alice Welham, of Ipswich.

 

Mother: Ruth Welham, born 1895, Hintlesham, Suffolk.

 

Alfred married Gladys Alice, born February, 1919.

 

Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk and at Hintlesham, Suffolk.

 

26th August 1944

 

Aircraft – Anson I; Serial number – DJ663; of No. 3. (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit. The crew were making a back beam approach to Halfpenny Green through cloud when the aircraft stuck trees and crashed at Six Ashes. 3 crewmen were killed and 2 seriously injured. Alfred was one of the injured.

Crew:

Flight Sergeant; Michael Francis Joseph Cox; age 22; R.A.F.V.R. Killed.

Pilot Officer; J.L. Staples. Injured.

Flight Officer/Navigator; Norman Edward Trusty; age: 29; R.C.A.F. Killed.

Sergeant/Wireless Operator; Clarence Douglas Rhys Verrier; age 23; R.A.F.V.R. Killed.

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