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,




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


Mother: Ruth Welham, born 1895, Hintlesham, Suffolk. In 1925, Hintlesham, Suffolk, Ruth married William Leeks.

Ruth died 1933, Ipswich.


In 1940, Willesden, Middlesex, Alfred married Gladys Alice Speed, born February 1919, Willesden, Middlesex, of 69, Buckingham Road, Willesden. A Costing & Estimating Clerk – Private Secretary.

They had 1 son:

Jack Welham, born 1945, Ipswich.


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.


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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