Born: Born in Swinton, Lancashire on the 1 November 1894.
Family: The first child of Anthony and Elizabeth Welch of 15 Dodington, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Norah Alice Lang in Bombay, India on 8 September 1920.
Education: In 1911 he was a boarder at the Roman Catholic School in Ushaw, Lanchester, Durham.
Died: In June 1970 in Flintshire, Wales aged 75.
Regiment: Deoli Regiment, Indian Army (previously Shropshire Light Infantry and Royal Fusiliers)
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: PS/5910
Date of Enlistment:
Date of Discharge: 30 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation