WELCH, Frederick Edward

Rank: 
Private
Unit / Base: 
'Commando Basic Training Centre'
Police Service: 
Metropolitan Police
Regiment/Corps: 
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14604147
Born: 
Sunday, March 19, 1916
Died : 
Tuesday, September 14, 1943
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
27
Private Frederick Welch died at the Military Hospital, Onich, of multiple gunshot wounds. His occupation is shown as Policeman on the Death Register.
Frederick Edward Welch, police warrant number 125936, joined the Metropolitan Police on 26 April 1937, and left on 14 Sept 1943 (died). Last posted to G Division as a PC.

In 1939 he was Metroplitan Police Constable 262G and based or residing at The Metropolitan Police Convalescant Depot, Chigwell Hall, High Rd., Chigwell.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/66 and WO417/67.
Register of Deaths in the district of Ballachulish via www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
Register of leavers from the Metropolitan Police / National Archives file MEPO 4/350/227.
The 1939 Register covering Chigwell.
 
Notes

His name is on the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH with his unit as CBTC. He is not listed as a Commando on the CWGC database. This would be correct if he was in training at the time of his death not having completed his course. 

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