In memory of

Pilot Officer

Lawrence Albert Welsh

who died on 21 Nov 1944

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Pilot Officer
  Service number J87795
  Date of death 19441121
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J87795 Pilot Officer (No. 78 Squadron RAF bomb aimer) Lawrence Albert Welsh (b.1924) of Regina was KIA 19441121 and is buried at Stonefall cemetery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Welsh was returning from a raid on Sterkrade, Germany, when his Halifax bomber ran out of fuel before reaching base at Goole and crash landed, killing Welsh and five of his crewmates. Lawrence was working as a clerk/bookkeeper at Toronto General Trust when he enlisted at Regina early in 1942.

Brother of JV Welsh. See also Welsh Lake in Geographic Names of Saskatchewan which was named for the boys' grandfather. They were the sons of William John and Clara Elizabeth (McDougall) Welsh. William was a provincial public servant after moving the family from Nokomis to Regina in 1923. Both boys were graduates of Sacred Heart school and Campion college.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Stonefall cemetery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Welsh Rapids, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 56.4333°N / 105.5833°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74A5
  Geo-memorial details In the Foster River.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19240127
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19420226
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
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