Born: 29th October 1914, Ipswich.

Died: 10th November 1943; age: 19; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

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.


Grave Reference:


Chungkai War Cemetery,




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 – father, 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.




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