Other names: Herbert Joseph
Locations in this story: Fulham, MiddlesexWestern EuropeEtaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Pas de Calais, FranceBrook Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireGalloway Road, Shepherds Bush, London.Donhead St. AndrewMerton, Surrey
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 (nee Reeks). 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 Elsie. He enlisted in London 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. At the time of his death on 20th October 1918 he was serving with the 33rd Div. Ammunition Company and was buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Pas de Calais, France (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. His father died in 1919. His wife did not re-marry and by 1939 was living in Merton, Surrey.