Born Beverley, 1895. Second Son of the late Wray Welburn (1867-1913) and Sarah Jane Harmond (1862-1907) ; He had three brother, Harold, Wray and Donald and one sister, Lois. Brother of Harold Welburn of 4 George Street, Beverley, Yorks.
Employed as Third Lad on a farm, at Constitution Hill Farm, Molescroft, with his elder brother Harold Welburn. (1911 Census) and later as a labourer, with the North Eastern Railway, living at 6 Railway Houses, Londesborough Street, Hull (Army Address).
He enlisted in Hull, on 25/05/1914, before war began. Described as a single man, 5 foot, 8 inches tall, 10 stone, 9 lbs weight, chest size – 37-40 inches. Served as a Driver, in the Royal Army Service Corps. Posted to France, on 16/04/1915. Repatriated with pneumonia, on 03/11/1918.
Died of influenza at Witham Military Hospital, on 13/11/1918, aged 23. He had served in the Army for 4 years and 176 days.
Buried at St Martins, Beverley. His grave inscription, reads “HE DIED IN THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY”. His army effects were left to his brother, Harold Welburn, a boilerman, living at 4 George Street, Beverley, Yorks.
His elder brother, Harold, served as Corporal, 181850, Labour Corps. He enlisted on 01/05/1916. Served with the East Yorkshire regiment and Durham Light Infantry. Died in 1924, aged 33.