Other names: Herbert Joseph
Locations in this story: Fulham, MiddlesexWestern EuropeEtaples Military Cemetery, FranceBrook Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireGalloway Road, Shepherds Bush, London.Donhead St. Andrew
Story: Herbert Joseph Wellstead was born in 1896 in Fulham, Middlesex. He was the son of Fred Wellstead, a Stone Quarryman, and Ellen Mary Wellstead. At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at Brook Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. In 1915 he married Jane Haines and they had a daughter called Joan. He enlisted as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery (Service No. L/46669). He served in Western Europe and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 20th October 1918 and was buried at Etaples Military Cemetery (grave id. LXVII. K. 7). At the time of his death his wife was living at 42 Galloway Road, Shepherds Bush, London. He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial.