Biography of Private Alfred Weldon (201410)
2nd/4th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 8th June 1917


  • Name: Alfred Weldon
    Date of birth: 1893
    Place of Birth: Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1893
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: Thomas Weldon
  • DOB: 1852
  • Place of Birth: Tickencote, Rutland, England
  • Occupation: Ag lab

  • Name: Louisa Holmes
  • DOB: 1866
  • Place Of Birth: Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1884 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Weldon, 1886, Baston
  • Mary Weldon, 1887, Witham on the Hill (Died 1887 Age 0)
  • Rachel Weldon, 1888, Witham on the Hill
  • Ellen Weldon, 1891, Witham on the Hill
  • Alfred Weldon, 1893, Witham on the Hill
  • Louisa Weldon, 1895, Witham on the Hill
  • Frances Weldon, 1899, Witham on the Hill

  • 1901: Alfred is living with his mother in his grandfathers house William Holmes in Witham ion the Hill, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Alfred is living with his mother in Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a farm labourer.
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • No marriage for Alfred has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 20th April 1918
    Pte. A. WELDON, Witham-on-the-Hill
    201410 Pte. Alfred Weldon, Witham-on-the-Hill, joined the 4th Lincolns in May 1915, and went to France in the same year.  He was about to come home o leave when the attack on Messines was made in June, 1917 from which date he was posted “missing.”  Now his mother has been notified by the War Office of his presumed death since the Messines attack.  His mother lives at Witham-on-the-Hill.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Alfred Weldon, 201410, 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 8th June 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Louisa

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Alfred Weldon, 201410, 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 8 June 1917
    Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial.
Alfred Weldon


© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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