Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 In January, February and March 1918, the 61st (South Midland) Casualty Clearing Station was posted at Ham, but on the 23rd March the Germans, in their advance towards Amiens, crossed the Somme at Ham, and the town remained in German hands until the French First Army re-entered it on the following 6th September.
30/12/2015 Private Samuel Welton is buried in Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette in the Somme region.
30/12/2015 Private Samuel Welton was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Friday 29th March 1918 in France and Flanders. He was 25 years old.
30/12/2015 Samuel Welton enlisted in Belfast.
30/12/2015 Samuel was a member of Kilnaslee LO.L. No 364 and Dungannon Temperance R.B.P. No 523.
30/12/2015 By the time of the 1911 census Samuel was 18 years old. He no longer lived with the family. He was working for and living with the Collins family in Market Square, who owned a grocer store.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Samuel Welton as age 9 living with the family at house 7 in Kilnaslee, Altmore, County Tyrone. Samuel was the youngest of three sons listed. His father, Robert Welton, was a farmer.
30/12/2015 Private Samuel Welton, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action was a son of Mr Robert Welton, Kilnaslee, Donaghmore, and a member of Kilnaslee LO.L. No 364 and Dungannon Temperance R.B.P. No 523. He was formerly in the employment of Mr Collins who carried on business in Market Square, Dungannon.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 2 May 1918:
30/12/2015 Samuel Welton was the son of Robert and Mary Jane Welton. Samuel was born in County Tyrone about 1892.
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