Who Died at Iloilo, Panay P. I.
HIS WATCH RECEIVED BY HIS PARENTS
Letter From Capt. Hickey of Co E
Mrs. Margaret Welch of Suffolk
street has received from the war department
the watch and chain and
some other valuables left by her son,
Priv. Thos. J. Welch, who died in a
hospital at Iloilo, Panay, P. I.
The following letter is from the captain
of the company to which Private
Iloilo, Panay, P. I., April 27. 1900.
Mrs. Margaret Welch, Lowell Mass.
Madam:---It becomes my duty to inform
you that Private Thomas J.
Welch, Co. E. 26th Inf., U. S. Vols. died
at the Brigade hospital here in Iloilo,
on the 25th day of April, at 2.30 a.m.
I regret very deeply to have to inform
you of this occurrence as the
deceased was a good soldier and
performed every duty assigned him.
Final statements have been forwarded
to the war department, Washington, D. C.
The deceased left a locker containing
some clothing which will be auctioned and the proceeds forwarded;
he also left a watch and chain which will be sent to you direct.
His remains are interred here in the English cemetery,
and will be forwarded home in due time with military honors.
Capt. 26th Inf., U.S.V.
Commanding Co. E.