war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.

Attestation of
No. G/1354 – George James Wellard – Corps. The Buffs.
George James Wellard.
Parish. Uffam, near Dover, Kent.
Age 34 years – 8 months.
Occupation – Hawker.
Joined at Canterbury 7-9-14.
E.K. D. Attested Pte. 7-9-14.
3rd. Posted Pte. 8-9-14.
2nd Posted 23-2-15.
Awarded 10 days detention by C.O. Pte. 31-12-14.
Tried by R.S.M and sentenced to 21 days field punishment for -----
Absenting himself without leave.
Using insubordinate language to his superior officer.
Gd. Detention Room – awaiting trial from 12-11-14 to 16-11-14. Awarded 14 days for absence. Pte.
2nd. Posted 23-2-15.
2nd. Missing 24-4-15.
Home from 7-9-14 to 22-2-15.
B.E. Force France 23-2-15 to 24-5-15.
Next of kin – Wife, Mrs M. Wellard, Leonard Owins Court, Selling, near Faversham, Kent. (Crossed out) 3, Hartley Street, Dover (Crossed out).  9, Seven Star Street, Dover, Kent.
Particulars of Marriage.
Minne Florence Smith – Registry Office, Castle Street, Dover. 8th June 1905.
George James Ernest was Smith 12-2-02, Dover.
Percy George - 24-7-07, Dover.
Arthur Lawrence - 19-8-10, Dover.
Charles Lewis – 7-9-12, Dover.
Alice Eliza Mary – 2-2-15, Dover.
Wounded in action – Missing.
To be regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 24-4-15.
G/1354 – 2nd Battalion The East Kent Buffs – Pte Wellard George James – Deceased.
Widow of soldier – Minnie Florence Wellard, 9, Seven Star Street, Dover.
Percy George James – 24 July 07.
Arthur Lawrence – 19 August 10.
Alice Eliza Mary – 2nd February 15.  All Seven Star Street.
Father of soldier – Deceased.
Mother – Eliza Burnup, 37, Military Hill, Dover.
Brother – Percy Wellard, age 35 – 31, Sherwood(?) Road, Manor Park, London.
Sister – Eliza Bailey, age 38, 61, Dour Street, Dover.
(Just a note)
Please NOTE my husband was “killed in action”
Signed M. F. Wellard.
9, Seven Star Street, Dover.


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