William Charles Welch

Stevenage man killed in service in World War II

By Owen Welch

The notification that my father had been reported as missing, 29 June 1942
Owen Welch
The official notification of death, 13 September 1942
Owen Welch
The simple wooden cross that marked his grave in Benghazi Military Cemetery
Owen Welch
The permanent headstone that stands there today
Owen Welch

My father William Charles Welch was a Stevenage man who served in the Royal Artillery as a Gunner during World War II.

My mother got a message to say he had gone out on patrol and had been taken prisoner in North Africa in 1942. She was officially notified that he was missing on 29th June and was then notified of his death in an Italian Hospital on 13th September 1942, which would have been just before El Alamain. We will never know excatly what happened to him or how he died.

The notifications from the War Office are shown in the pictures.

He was buried at the Benghazi Military Cemetery Рthe photos show the original wooden cross and the permanent headstsone that now marks his grave


This page was added on 20/12/2010.

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