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Reginald Stuart Welch
« on: Friday 23 March 18 03:13 GMT (UK) »
I have recently purchased a stained glass memorial to Reginald Stuart Welch. The inscription says that he was a musician and that he died on 22nd December 1915, aged 25, after months of service in the Urgency Cases Hospital, France.

His registration card shows that he was with the French Regiment with the rank Orderly. He received the French Victory Medal and the British War Medal but doesn't appear in the CWGC site as having died.

Can anyone help to unravel his story for me?

Thanks in advance,
Kathryn.

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Re: Reginald Stuart Welch
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 March 18 06:33 GMT (UK) »
Did he die in England?

WELCH, REGINALD  STUART      25      
GRO Reference: 1915  D Quarter in FULHAM  Volume 01A  Page 360

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Re: Reginald Stuart Welch
« Reply #2 on: Friday 23 March 18 06:52 GMT (UK) »
Maybe this is him in 1901 living with his grand mother in Wimbledon, Surrey.

Sarah A Stuart    Head    F    72    Southwark, London
Dudley Stuart    Son    M    30    St James, London
Grace Ainsworth    Niece    F    36    Hammersmith, London
Reginald S Welch    Grand Son    M    10    Hammersmith, London


   

   

   

   


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Re: Reginald Stuart Welch
« Reply #3 on: Friday 23 March 18 07:22 GMT (UK) »
Found this in   The Musical Times, Vol. 52, No. 818, Apr. 1, 1911

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Re: Reginald Stuart Welch
« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 March 18 08:10 GMT (UK) »
Wondered  if this could be him - the age fits?

Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) Sat 6 Jan 1900

OUR SOLDIERS WIDOWS AND ORPHANS FUND
To the Editor of "The Daily Telegraph"
Dear Sir, - I got my uncle to make me a card, and have collected 20s on it for your Fund.
Please excuse blots, as it is very rough cardboard. Hoping you get a lot more, yours truly, Reginald Stuart Welch (aged 9 years), Jermyn, Griffiths Road, Wimbledon, Jan 4.

His compositions include "In the land of the Cymry" - 6 piano pieces. One piece "A walk on the dark side" can be found on Utube.
 
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Re: Reginald Stuart Welch
« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 March 18 08:22 GMT (UK) »
Wondered  if this could be him - the age fits?

Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) Sat 6 Jan 1900

OUR SOLDIERS WIDOWS AND ORPHANS FUND
To the Editor of "The Daily Telegraph"
Dear Sir, - I got my uncle to make me a card, and have collected 20s on it for your Fund.
Please excuse blots, as it is very rough cardboard. Hoping you get a lot more, yours truly, Reginald Stuart Welch (aged 9 years), Jermyn, Griffiths Road, Wimbledon, Jan 4.

His compositions include "In the land of the Cymry" - 6 piano pieces. One piece "A walk on the dark side" can be found on Utube.

Sounds like him, I wonder if his uncle was Dudley Stuart.

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Re: Reginald Stuart Welch
« Reply #6 on: Friday 23 March 18 08:54 GMT (UK) »
His medal index card reveals that he served with the French Red Cross.

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Re: Reginald Stuart Welch
« Reply #7 on: Friday 23 March 18 12:11 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks everyone for the information you have unearthed. I have listened to the piano piece on Youtube which provides a tangible link to Reginald Welch.

I have purchased the Memorial for our war history museum. We have a big focus on Red Cross so the fact that Reginald was with the French Red Cross makes this piece even more appealing.

I am unsure where he died or why. I literally only know what is on the memorial.

Thanks again,
Kathryn.

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Re: Reginald Stuart Welch
« Reply #8 on: Friday 23 March 18 17:16 GMT (UK) »
Solidrock above has given you the information to enable you to apply for a copy of his death certificate which will explain the cause of death.

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