921149, Gunner, 97th (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment. Royal Artillery.
Died on the 13th September 1942 aged 28.
William was born on the 19th December 1913, the son of William & Dora Welch. He was the husband of Olive Welch.
He joined the Hertfordshire Yeomanry on the 28th April 1939 but after the outbreak of war was transferred to the Kent Yeomanry. William served in the UK until the 27th August 1941 when he was posted with his unit to Iraq,
On the 29th June 1942 he was taken prisoner by the Italians. He died of organic nephritis three months later in an Italian field hospital in Benghazi.
He is buried in the Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya. (7.C.7)