Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Pickrell, Leslie John / Welch Family

JB K01 - Welch


Loving Memory


Henry Welch

Beloved Husband of

S. J. Welch

Who passed away December 8th 1918

Aged 67 Years

"Well done good and faithful servant"

Also of

Leslie John Pickrell

Who died in France March 28th 1918

Aged 23 Years

Also of

Susannah Jane Welch

Died Oct. 8th 1932

Aged 80 Years

"A much loved wife and mother"

Also Ethel

Daughter of the above

Died April 1st 1946

"In cherished memory of


Dearly loved husband of

Hilda Hayward

Died 29th June 1946

Leslie John Pickrell

Rank:Second Lieutenant

Date of Death:29/03/1918


Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery 125th Bty. 29th Bde.

Panel Reference: Bay 1.Memorial:ARRAS MEMORIAL

Additional Information:Son of Samuel Charles and Mildred Pickrell.

Susannah Jane Welch (nee Pickrell) was Leslie's aunt. She was born in Bermondsey in 1852 and married Henry Welch in 1875 at St Olave's Southwark.

In 1881 the Welch family are living in Hammersmith with a John and Jane Pickrell and their 26 year old son Samuel.  Samuel has

no occupation listed against him.  His father John is 64 and a retired grocer, born in Norfolk, his wife Jane is 40 something and born in Berkshire and Samuel was born in Bermondsey in 1866.

Leslie was born in 1894 in Wandsworth to the above Samuel Charles and Mildred Annie Pickrell (nee Wood).  They were married in Wandsworth in 1893 and Samuel died at the age of 33 in 1898 still in Wandsworth.  

In 1891 the Welch family were living in Wandsworth.  Henry is a draper and they have a servant and an apprentice.  Hilda Louise and Ethel C complete the family.  In 1901 they were living in Hammersmith and Henry was a clerk.  In 1911 they are living in Shepherd's Bush and Henry is a clerk and collector for a coal merchant.  Only Hilda is still at home, she is working as a teacher.

In 1901 Mildred is living in Kingston with her widowed mother Annie Wood (born in Gibraltar) and her single sister Minnie who is a school teacher.  Minnie was born in Purfleet.  Leslie is 6. His mother is living on her own means.

There is an H. Welch listed in the 1917 street directory - Manager, Albany road Laundry, 13 Sackville Road.

Hilda L Welch married Harry P Hayward in Hastings in 1922.