Arnold Gregory WELCH

WELCH, Arnold Gregory

Service Number: 400763
Enlisted: 13 October 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 49 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Bright, Victoria, Australia, 4 November 1914
Home Town: Bright, Alpine, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, North Sea, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, 31 May 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bright Memorial Clock Tower, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, 400763, No. 49 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
13 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 400763

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Arnold Gregory Welch 400763 was killed when Manchester L7429 of 49SQN RAF was lost at sea after attacking a target in Holland - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Crew: Carter, John Philip (Pilot Officer) 126578 RAF / Ash, Maurice Samuel (Sergeant) 534824 RAF / Ramsey, John Cook (Sergeant) 944122 RAF / Yeates, Lawrence John (Sergeant) 1057877 RAF / Haynes, George Charles (Sergeant) 1280307 RAF / Block, David (Flight Sergeant) 903489 RAF