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Ernest William Welch

E. Welch, studio portrait, full length, holding crop behind his back - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest William AWMM
  • Surname
    Welch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 54261 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 February 1897 AWMM HowickManukau City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 February 1917 AWMM c/o F. Hutchinson, Rissington, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.H. Welch (father), Rissington, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 July 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 54261 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 21 February 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Ploughman/Civilian AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The Auckland Museum Library Manuscripts Collection (MS 2004/58) contains Ernest Welch's World War I service record and death notices, plus additional papers on the Welch family. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 June 1969 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • In loving memory of my brave, inspirational grandfather who fought in WW1. Always remembered with pride.
    Public - Robynne Lorraine - Other Relative - 23 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      69: 14 AWMM
    • Stewart, Olive Jean (nee Welch). Papers relating to Ernest William Welch, 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/58. 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


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23 April 2015Robynne LorraineHastings NZOther Relative
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