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Hubert Frank Weldon

Surname: Weldon
Other names: Hubert Frank
Other people in this story:
William Weldon
Frances Mary Weldon nee Cass
Locations in this story:
France & Flanders
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Magdalen Lane, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury

Hubert Frank Weldon was born on 24th July, 1888 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 18th August, 1888. He was the son of William Weldon, a shooting gallery proprietor, and Frances Mary Weldon (nee Cass). His father, William, died in 1905. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Hawker and living with his sister in Magdalen Lane, Shaftesbury. His mother, Frances, died in 1914. He enlisted as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 3/7282). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 5th March 1915 and his name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres (Panel 37). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. (NB The WGC record shows an incorrect Service No. of 317282 instead of 3/7282.)

  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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