Ronald Herbert WELSH

Regimental number2559
Place of birthScone, New South Wales
SchoolScone Public School, New South Wales
AddressScone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Welsh, 'Satur', Scone, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in thre New South Wales Senior Cadets and for a short time in the Militia.
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2559A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death21
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert and Margaret WELSH
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1990A Corporal Athol Douglas WELSH, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 April 1919; Cousin: 2358 Pte John Richard McDONALD, Imperial Camel Brigade, killed in action, 7 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal