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Name:
Alec Welford
Casualty No.:
Initials:
A
Service No.:
75672
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
28
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
Depot Tank Corps
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Blacksmith
Cause of Death:
Embolism
Date of Death:
16-January-1919
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
St Mary's Cemetery, Barnard Castle
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

 Died on 16th April 1919. According to the Teesdale Mercury,  Alec was 'playing billiards at the Cyclists’ Club on Tuesday night, and early the following morning died at home, the cause being certified as embolism. Dr. Leishman was called in.'

Teesdale Mercury-23/04/1919: News item: Death of a Local Soldier from Embolism

Family Details:

Eldest son of Frank and Annie Welford of the Bowes Arms, 118 Galgate.

Notes:

Alec Initially enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers but was later transferred to the Tank Corps. He served with them until he was demobilised in February 1919. 

He was a blacksmith by trade, and had only been working three weeks when he died.

 

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Sources:
First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Last Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Service: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Ranks: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Unit: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Service Number: cwgc.org; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Age at Death: Teesdale mercury; cwgc.org; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Death Notice / Obituary: Teedale Mercury; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;