Regimental number349
Place of birthGloster England
AddressHarvest Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Welshman, Harvest Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A52 Surada on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Mounted Division Signals
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and continuous fine work, both in and out of action, for a period of over six months. He invariably displayed great coolness and courage under fire, and his splendid example did much to encourage all ranks with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1074 Pte Frederick William WELSHMAN, 2nd Australian Army Hospital, discharged, 10 December 1918; 186 Pte Alfred Charles WELSHMAN, 44th Bn, killed in action, 8 June 1917.
Date of death14 July 1969