Born: Born in Newton by Chester on 16 September 1893.
Family: The second son of William and Margaret Welch of 12 Chemistry Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. On the 10 April 1915 he married Margaret Ann Jones and was father to Cecil, Violet, Gordon, Edward, Joan, Reginald, Mary, Barbara, and Beryl. He was brother to William Gordon Welch, Royal Engineers, who died of illness on 6 April 1917 and is commemorated on the Whitchurch Town memorial.
Civilian Occupation: He followed his father and elder brother and worked for the GPO.
Residence: He was living at 38 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire when he enlisted; the 1939 Register records the family living at 22 Sandileigh, Hoole, Cheshire.
Died: On the 31 May 1966 aged 72.
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Service Number: 161466
Date of Enlistment: 8 December 1915
Date of Discharge: 8 October 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation