Born: 1919, Ipswich.
Died: 14th April 1941; age: 21; from a fracture at the base of the skull caused by a road accident, at The Hospital, Crewkerne, Somerset.
Residence: 51, Sidegate Lane, Ipswich.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 897455.
Regiment: Royal Artillery, 58 Medium Regiment.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Welham, of Ipswich.
Father: John Rowland Welham, born October 1882, Ipswich. A Master Carpenter.
Mother: Lily May Welham (nee Sheldrake), born February 1890, Ipswich.
Probate to John Rowland Welham – father.
25th April 1941 – Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury.
IPSWICH GUNNER KILLED.
FATALLY INJURED IN ROAD ACCIDENT.
Two Ipswich soldiers were victims in a road tragedy in which a motor car was involved at Haselbury, Plucknett, near Crewkerne, West Somerset. The men Gunner Rowland James Welham, age 21, of 51, Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, and Gunner William Parkes, age 31, also of Ipswich were admitted to Crewkerne Hospital, where the former died on Tuesday from a fracture of the base of the skull. Gunner Parkes condition is also serious.
19th April 1941 EADT news paper.