Born: 1889, Walpole, Suffolk.

Died: 26th August 1914; age 24; KiA – Harcourt.

Occupation: Butcher.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 7th April 1907.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd August 1914.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 9343

Regiment: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Jouare memorial,

Seine et Marne,





1891   4, Little Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Percival was 2 years old and living with his parents.

Frederick George Welham, 20, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Welham (nee Rouse), 26, born Sibton, Suffolk.


1901   11, Little Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Percival was 12 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Elizabeth, 36, a Charwoman.

William Hubert Welham, 8,born Ipswich.

Gertrude Maud Welham, 7, born Ipswich.

1 lodger.


1911   St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.


Percy was 20 years old, a Soldier ranked Private, occupation Cook in the 2nd Battalion of the King’s Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment.


Percy’s parents separated in 1896.


Medals sent to Percy’s family on the 17th April 1919.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick G. Welham – father.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich.


 King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 1st Battalion

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