The Tank Museum | Recipient

S.T. Welch

Stanley Thomas Welch
Born in London, 17th September 1912.
Enlisted Royal Tank Corps 20th September 1937.
Trained to become a tank driver at Bovington. Married in 1939.
Worked his way up through the ranks and was sent to India where he became an R.S.M. He trained the Indian troops at a school, which he enjoyed immensely.

Once the war came to an end he was demobbed in 1946. He had served 8 years and 112 days uninjured. He always said this was because he had the number 13 on his battledress.

On returning to London he became a London bus driver and then Inspector. He later became a doorman at the Savoy hotel where he met many stars. He then became a Clerk with the council rising to Clerk of Works for the Kensington & Chelsea Council, where he stayed until his retirement. He then moved from London, with his wife, to Milton Keynes to be near his only daughter and two granddaughters.

Died: 12th May 1987, aged 74.

1939-45 STAR