Walter is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 12th February 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 18th September 1918; age 32; killed in action with a submarine off Trevose Head, North Cornwall.


Rank: Seaman; Service Number: 2418.A.

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve, S.S.’John O’ Scott.’


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of H. Welham; husband of Jane Elizabeth Welham, of 46, Birchwood Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.


Brother-in-Law to ARTHUR WALTER NUNN.



1891   5, Angel Lane, Ipswich.


Walter was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Welham, 31, a Coal Carter – own account, born Ipswich.

Mary Anne Welham (nee Alderton), 33, born Lambeth, Surrey.

Henry George Welham, 12, an Office Boy, born Ipswich.

William Richard Welham, 11, born Ipswich.

Samuel Edward Welham, 4 days, born Ipswich.


1901   65, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 15 years old, a Doctor’s Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 41, a Dockside Labourer.

Mary Anne, 43.

Henry, 22, a Ball Hanger.

Charles Walter Welham, 18, an Iron Turner – Foundry, born Ipswich.

Annie Sarah Welham, 17, a Corset Factory Hand, born Ipswich – died 1901, Ipswich.

Samuel, 10.

Herbert Frank Welham, 6, born Ipswich.

Olive Mary Welham, 5, born Ipswich.

George Alderton Welham, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   ancharage Harwich Harbour, Essex.


Walter was 26 years old, a Mate on board ‘Maggie A’ a two masted brigantine (sailing) from Poole, Dorset. Master Frederick James Baker. The ‘Maggie A’ had delivered as scheduled at Blackwall, Ipswich on the 28th March 1911. Walter was earning 5.0.0. a month.


Walter’s mother, Mary Anne Welham died 1918, Ipswich.


In 1912, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, Walter married Jane Elizabeth Wharton, born 1891, King’s Lynn – died 1929, King’s Lynn.

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