No.18168, Private, Harry WELHAM
Aged 33
no overseas service, hence no medals

10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of Illness on 8th March 1915

Harry WELHAM was born in Lavenham in 1883 (4th qtr 1883 Cosford 4a:630 ) son of Harry and Eliza WELHAM(née ELLISTON)

1891 census...Aged 7, he was at Market Place, Lavenham with his father Harry WELHAM [28] farm labourer; his mother Eliza [26] horse hair weaver; brothers Edgar [4] and Alfred [6 months]; sister Emily [2]. All were born in Lavenham.

1901 census...Aged 17, bricklayer's labouer, he was at Water Street, Lavenham with his parents (father now engine feeder); brothers Edgar, Alfred, Willie [8] and Bertie [18 months]; sisters Emily, Bertha [5] and Maud [3]

In 1902 he married Cambridge born Eliza FRANKLAND.[16-2-1876]

1911 census...Aged 30, a farm labourer, he was near the School, Alpheton, with his wife Eliza [39] sons Harry [28-2-1904] and John [6-2-1907] both born Lavenham ; daughter Violet Holland [2-3-1910] born Alpheton.

Another daughter, Emily, was born on 14th April 1914.

He enlisted in Sudbury. He died of bronchitis at Cliff Military Hospital, Felixstowe.
10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment was formed in Felixstowe in October 1914 as a Service battalion. It was attached to 94th Brigade, original 31st Division. Early in 1915 was moved to Bury St Edmunds, 10 April 1915 then became a Reserve Battalion and moved to Colchester.

Harry Welham is buried in Felixstowe (Walton) Cemetery

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