Born: 23 November 1888.
Family: The third child of Thomas and Sarah Welch of House Farm Yard, Cholmondeley Woods, Cholmondeley, Cheshire. He married Gladys E Tarrant in 1919 and was father to Reece W and Vanda M (shown as Pamela M on the 1939 Register).
Civilian Occupation: Prior to enlisting he was a labourer/joiner by trade and worked on the Cholmondeley Estate. In 1939 he worked as a motor driver for a grocer.
Residence: After marrying Gladys he settled in Horsham, Sussex and in 1939 was living in Warnham Court, Horsham, Sussex.
Died: Date of death is unknown.
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Service Number: 51031
Date of Enlistment: 10 September 1914
Date of Discharge: 21 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Other Information: He served in East Africa during the war.