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James Stanley Lightfoot Welch

In memory of:

Lieutenant James Stanley Lightfoot Welch

July 1, 1916

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Division:

12th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of the Rev. Edward A. and Edith Marion Welch, of Southchurch Rectory, Southend-on-Sea. Was at Rugby School, and a Scholar of King's College, Cambridge. Born at Toronto, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 574 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

QUEENS CEMETERY, PUISIEUX
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

D. 66.

Location:

Puisieux is a village 15 kilometres north of Albert and 26 kilometres south of Arras. The easiest way to reach the cemetery is to follow the D919 from Arras (sometimes indicated as N319), through the villages of Ayette, Bucquoy and Puisieux. Continue along this road, past the tiny village of Serre-les Puisieux, until you come to a large farm surrounded by tall poplar trees and adjacent to the large Serre Road Cemetery No.1. On your right you will see a set of CWGC direction signs indicating the way to a group of small cemeteries and the Sheffield Memorial Park. Queens Cemetery Puisieux is the second cemetery along the dirt track. It is situated in open fields facing the memorial park.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of James Stanley Lightfoot Welch– From "The War Book of Upper Canada College", edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during WWI.
  • Memorial plaque– Lt. James Stanley Lightfoot Welch is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet.  It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during WWI.  UCC is located in Toronto, Ontario.

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