Private Stanley Welch

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Jul 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation



Own business

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

45 Dallow Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Carvin Communal Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 8th August 1918
Pte Stanley Welch

Pte Stanley Welch, 27349, 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on July 22nd, 1918. He was aged 34 and married.

His family learned the news via a letter from chum Pte Hanby to his own parents living in Old Bedford Road, Luton. He wrote: “Stanley Welch, who used to be a teacher at Wellington Street, was killed in a raid whilst dressing one of the wounded. A shell burst close to them, and both were killed instantly.”

Stanley Welch was for four years in business as a newsagent in Stuart Street before joining up in August 1916. He went to France and saw service with the Northants Regiment as well as the Royal Engineers, the military police and the Royal Army Medical Corps, lastly as a stretcher-bearer. He had returned to the front line only two days before his death.

He was formerly Chairman of the One-Man Business Owners' Association and had been a teacher at the Wellington Street Baptist Church Sunday School.

He had married Victoria Morris, of Oak Road, Luton, on July 28th, 1906, and the couple lived at 45 Dallow Road. Stanley's parents, Alfred and Clara, lived at 13 Cardiff Road.

Individual Location

Pte Stanley Welch

Author: Deejaya

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