Born: 1914, Ipswich.
Died: 10th November 1943; age: 19; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942.
Residence: 42, Rands Way, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828113.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Hubert & Hilda May Welham, of Ipswich.
Father: William Hubert Welham, born 1892, Ipswich. A Repairer & Bootmaker.
Mother: Hilda May Welham (nee Brock), born January 1896, Ipswich.
Probate to William Hubert Welham, a Bootmaker.
4th and 5th Battalions:
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.