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Henry Clarence Welch

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Clarence AWMM
  • Surname
    Welch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tat AWMM
    • Clarence Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 19 September 2015 - Noted as this on family plot memorial at Waikaraka Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Service number
    WWI 26/940 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 3 December 1893 AWMM
    • 3 December 1893 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    3 December 1893 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 19 September 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE20611783
  • Place of birth
    Hamilton, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 19 September 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE20611783
  • 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 Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26/940 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    London Gazette, 19 February 1917, p1757, Rec No 522: AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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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  • Henry 'Tat' Welch was one of fifteen children of the Welch family of Komakorau.

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

    His brother George Welch also died in WW I.

    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, a memorial plaque and a medal. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 May 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    MessinesBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM II. F. 6. AWMM
  • 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
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 November 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
19 September 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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