Image from 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1891, Ramsholt, Suffolk.

Died: 21st December 1914; age 23; KiA – Allomagne whilst leading his men out of a hot corner when he received his death wound. Served almost 7 years.

Residence: Providence Street, Ipswich.

Employed: at the Grey Friars Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment: Ipswich; Date: 29th March 1909; Occupation: Baker.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914 – France.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 1020

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion ‘D’ Company.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 9.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs E.S. Welton, of 12, Providence Street, Ipswich.




1901   Castle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


William was 9 years old and living with his mother & step father & step siblings. He was recorded as Knights on the 1901 census.

William Johnson Welton, 27, a Gilder, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Sarah Welton (nee Knights), 28, born Ramsholt, Suffolk.

Julian Johnson Welton, 5, born Woodbridge.

Frederick Thomas Welton, 3, born Woodbridge.

Hilda Rose Welton, 2, born Woodbridge.

Wallace Powell Welton 8 months, born Woodbridge.


1911   3 & 5, Crown Street, Ipswich.


William was 20 years old, an Assistant  Baker – Bread. He was 1 of 3 baker’s living at the home of 44 year old, Emma Wells of Attleborough, Norfolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Johnson Welton & Elizabeth S. Welton – parents.

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