Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial

Herbert Joseph Wellstead

Surname: Wellstead
Other names: Herbert Joseph
Other people in this story:
Fred Wellstead
Ellen Mary Wellstead
Jane Wellstead née Haines
Joan Wellstead
Locations in this story:
Fulham, Middlesex
Western Europe
Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Brook Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Galloway 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.

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  • Donhead St. Andrew Church

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives