WELCH, Albert Ernest
(Service number 83795)

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Date 17 August 1885 Place of Birth Ashburton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 33 Rathmore Street, Timaru
Occupation Mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs E. M. WELCH (wife), 33 Rathmore Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Motor mechanic


Date 19 April 1946 Age 60 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert Ernest Welch was the son of Thomas Henry and Susan Welch, who are buried in the Ashburton Cemetery. Albert married Ethel May McWhinney on 24 December 1911 at Chalmers Church, Timaru. Late in 1917 he was drawn in the Second Ballot for Second Division Class A drafts.


Timaru Herald, 4 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 August 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; Aramoho Cemetery headstone transcription [26 December 2019]

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