Born: 1891, Whitton, Suffolk.

Died: 21st June 1915; age 24; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2185

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

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


Grave Reference.


St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery,

Richebourg – L’Avoue,

Pas de Calais,





1901   Whitton Street, Whitton, Suffolk.


William was 9 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

William Welham, 36, a General Labourer, born Barham, Suffolk.

Sarah Welham (nee Fish), 41, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Christina D. Welham, 12, born Stowmarket.

Jessie Maud Welham, 11, born Stowmarket.

Eleanor Elizabeth Welham, 4, born Whitton.


1911   452, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


William was 19 years old, a Moulder – Iron Foundry. He was living with his widowed mother & sisters.

Sarah, 52.

Florence May Welham, 16, a Tailoress, born Whitton.

Eleanor, 14.


William’s father William Welham died, 1902, Ipswich.


Mrs Welham applied for Clasp in respect of the services of her late son, Private W. G. Welham 13th February 1920.

Clasp was sent to 452, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah Welham – mother.

William is also remembered on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


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