Selmar Birch Welch was born in Varnell, Georgia to Charles Gaut Welch and Agatha Esther Willborn. His brother Wallace Harold Welch died in Italy in 1944 and is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Italy.

S1C Welch served on the U.S.S. PC-496 and is memorialized at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia


  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 October 1911
  • Date of death: 4 June 1943
  • County: Bradley
  • Hometown: Cleveland
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS PC-496
  • Theater: North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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