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George Carlton Welch

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Weir, F.P. - Webster, H. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Weir, F.P. - Webster, H. (photo J H …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Carlton AWMM
  • Surname
    Welch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26/939 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 March 1895 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    2 March 1895 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 19 September 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE20611762
  • Place of birth
    Taupiri, Waikato, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 19 September 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE20611762
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Farm Hand Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 3 November 2020 - research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • G.E. Welch (father), Waimiha, King-country, New Zealand AWMM
    • Waimiha is a small settlement some 40 km North of Taumarunui. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 3 November 2020 - research
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26/939 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Welch was one of fifteen children of the Welch family of Komakorau. His brother Henry "Tat" Welch also died in WW I.

    George Welch was the son of George Edward and Jane Welch, of "Glen Innes," St. Helier's Bay, Auckland

    The memorial plaque was issued to all service people who had died during the war and was sent out to the next of kin .The plaque is made of bronze and is 120mm in diameter. The inscription on the plaque has the following "He (or she) died for freedom and honour". In the near centre of the plaque is the name of the serviceperson.A memorial scoll was also sent in conjunction with it which had the details of the serviceperson on it.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "Remember" display. Display item is a photograph, medals, and a memorial plaque. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 October 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    21 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 19 September 2015 - Family plot memorial, Waikaraka cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Family plot memorial; Waikaraka cemetery; Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 19 September 2015 - Personal visit
  • Memorial reference
    Area 3 Block 5 Lot No 62A Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 19 September 2015 - Auckland City Council Libraries online cemetery database; http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/cemeteries/cemetery.html

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Wayside Cross, Morero Terrace, Taumarunui, King Country, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 3 November 2020 - reserarch

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 21 AWMM
    • Unknown, photographer (1860's-1960's) Album 453 Welchs of Komakorau Sinclairs of Ararimu 1865-1967 Mr and Mrs John McDonald of Ararimu 1865-1967. Auckland War Memeorial Museum -Tāmaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB 453-1 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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03 November 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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