9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
29/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Welton was the youngest son of Robert and Mary Jane Welton. He was born on 10th October 1891, the youngest of three sons all born in the Clonavaddy area of Dungannon. The 1901 census lists Samuel Welton as age 9 living with the family at house 7 in Kilnaslee, Altmore, County Tyrone. His father was a farmer. By 1911 Samuel was working for and living with the Collins family in Market Square, who owned a grocer store. Samuel Welton enlisted in Belfast. 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.
Ham is a small town about 20 kilometres south west of St. Quentin at the crossroad of the D930 St. Quentin-Roye and the D937 Peronne-Chauny. The British Cemetery is in the village of Muille-Villette. From the town centre of Ham take the D932 in the direction of Noyon. The Cemetery is signposted from this road and is situated on the left hand side.