135 Field Regiment, Herts Yeomanry , "F" Troop

Service in Iraq

By Owen Welch

Bedford Road, Hitchin, 1939
Owen Welch

My Father, William Charles Welch was part of this troop and when War broke out he was transfered to the 97 (The Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. I know he was in Iraq, because I have photo’s of him in Basra. He died in an Italian Prisoner of War Camp in Sept 1942 and is buried in Benghzi War Cemetary.

This photo was taken in 1939 Bedford Road, Hitchin

I have had the other Stevenage men indentified and they are as follows:-

        Gnr. Mortimer         4th right  2nd row

        Gnr Ellis                7th left    2nd  row 

        Gnr. H Body           3rd  left    Back row

        Gnr. W.C.Welch      7th left    Back row

        Bmr. S. Stokes       2nd left    Front row 

My father, William Charles Welch, is 7th from left back row

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