Born: 27th November 1895, Plumstead, Kent.

Died: 3rd July 1916; age 20; Died Of Wounds received on the 1st at the Battle of the Somme at No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: 182, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Chatham, Kent; Date: 23rd July 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 7th September 1915 – France.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 113302

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 5th Battalion, Special Brigade. Trench Mortar Section.

Formerly 2421, Royal Army Medical Corps.


Medals Awarded: Victory , British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Puchevillers British Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of William & Catherine Wellard of 182, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.




1901   Marjorie Villas, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 5 years old and living with his parents & sister.

William Wellard, 36, a General Engineer & Cycle Dealer, born Plumstead, Kent.

Catherine Amelia Wellard (nee Thomas), 38, born Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales.

Cecelia Wellard, 7, born Woolwich, Kent.


1911   182, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 15 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 46, an Oil & Colourman Manager – G.M. Smith’s Stores.

Catherine, 48.

Cecilia, 17, a Milliner.

George Arthur Wellard, 4, born Ipswich.


Educated St. John’s College, Battersea.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Wellard – father.


Herbert is also remembered on ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich. Northgate High School Memorial. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

 Royal Engineers

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