Welton, Walter Leonard

BORN HULL 1891. SON OF JOHN WELTON (1857-1941) & ALICE BLANCHARD, 163 WOODCOCK STREET (1911 CENSUS). ONE OF TEN CHILDREN. HE WAS SON OF A RAILWAY ENGINE DRIVER. EMPLOYED AS A ‘CORN MAN’ AND FARM WORKER. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 2ND DECEMBER 1917, AGED 26. UNMARRIED. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER, JOHN.
HIS NAME IS LISTED ON THE ‘ST JOHN THE BAPTIST’ CHURCH, ROLL OF HONOUR, WOODCOCK STREET, HULL. HIS NAME WAS RECORDED INCORRECTLY AS ‘WILTON’ ON THE TYNE COT CEMETERY, BELGIUM. THIS HAS NOW BEEN CORRECTED BY THE CWGC THANKS TO HIS FAMILY.
I am grateful to Justin Lowe, justin@theenchantedgarden.co.uk who kindly provided the images of his Great Great Uncle – Walter Leonard Welton.


First name:
WALTER LEONARD
Military Number:
40308
Rank:
Private
Date Died
02/12/1917
Place died:
Tyne Cot, Belgium
Age:
26
163 , WOODCOCK STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
Place Buried