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Name: John George WELSH
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J G Service No.: Deal/3646 (S)
Date of Birth : 24/10/1917 Place of Birth : Bywell, Northumberland. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 148th (Royal Navy) Field Ambulance, Royal Marines Medical Unit, Royal Naval Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: The White House, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. In 1901: 7 Beech Grove Terrace South, West Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham.
Civilian Employment: Former coal hewer.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death:
Place of Death: Belgium.
Locally Commemorated: Congregational Church Roll of Honour, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Cuthbert's Church, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Dochy Farm New Cemetery, Langemark, Belgium. B128.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 17th November 1917.
Family Details:
Eldest son of George and Elizabeth Welsh, of Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Sarah Welsh, of the White House, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : George was a keen gardener. He was secretary of the Ryton Smallholdings Society. George enlisted in the Royal Marines on 26th March 1915. He was drafted to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 12th May 1915. He saw active service in Gallipoli and a letter home to a friend in Stella was published in the Blaydon Courier, 14th August 1915. He joined the 2nd Field Ambulance, 29th May 1915. He embarked from Mudros, 15th May 1916, and disembarked at Marseilles, France, 21st May 1916 with the 1st Royal Navy Field Ambulance. The Field Ambulance war diary, 24th October 1917, states: 6pm relieved 27th Field Ambulance, 9th Division in the line and took over charge of the evacuation of the forward area. Relief completed 6pm. HQ of this ambulance situated at C.17.d.2.6 map ref. Sheet 28. S/3646 Private J.G. Welsh, S/3955 Private M.E. Walsh & S/3946 L. Mawdsley killed in action.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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