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Melvin Burton Welsh

In memory of:

Rifleman Melvin Burton Welsh

March 31, 1944
Niigata-Rinko 5B Camp Hospital, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30396

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

February 11, 1922
Entry Island, Magdalen Island, Quebec

Enlistment:

August 27, 1940
Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec

Son of John George Welsh and Grace Ellen Welsh, of Entry Island, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec. Brother of George Walter Welsh, who served in Europe during the Second World War and survived. Sixteen of his cousins served in Force C.

The following people from Entry Island, Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are all brothers and/or cousins that served during the Second World War. They served with the Royal Rifles of Canada or the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, unless indicated otherwise. Eight died in service.

Edward Carleton Aitkens died in Japan.
Thomas Robert Aitkens, RCNVR, survived the war.
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Deighton Aitken died in Hong Kong.
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John Maxwell Chenell died in Hong Kong.
William Radley Chenell died in Japan.
James Chenell, RCNVR, survived the war.
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Albert Benjamin Chenell died in Japan.
Bernard Leslie Chenell, E-30389, prisoner of war in Japan.
George Borden Chenell, E-30379, prisoner of war in Japan.
Edward Bahan Chenell, E-30403, prisoner of war in Hong Kong.
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Ancil Josey, E-30390, prisoner of war in Japan.
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Ernest Edwin Welsh, E-30397, prisoner of war in Hong Kong.
Arthur Lloyd Welsh, RCNVR, survived the war.
Allen Benjamin Welsh died in Hong Kong.
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Delbert William Louis Welsh died in Hong Kong.
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Melvin Burton Welsh died in Japan.
George Walter Welsh survived the war.

Melvin Burton served in Québec, in New Brunswick, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Hong Kong with Force C, in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 1,313 days of service, including 886 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 475 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Cdn. Sec. B. B. 14.

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of MELVIN BURTON WELSH– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Melvin Welsh– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.

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