Alfred Fulling Welldon

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Captain (retired) Alfred Fulling Welldon, R.N. (27 April, 1853 – 23 August, 1931) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

When a midshipman aboard Duncan in 1873, Welldon assaulted a police officer at Sheerness and a magistrate sentenced him to fourteen days' hard labour. His captain and the C-in-C, Sheerness made a strong appeal to have the sentence reduced, but Their Lordships refused to interfere.

Welldon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 27 October, 1877.

Welldon was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1892.

Welldon was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Captain on 27 April, 1903. He was thanked for offering his services in 1917, but was not accepted.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Arrow
7 Jul, 1887 – 14 Aug, 1887
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Francis C. M. Noel
Captain of H.M.S. Partridge
3 Jan, 1891[1] – 30 Jan, 1893
Succeeded by
Norman G. Macalister
Preceded by
Lionel A. W. Barnes-Lawrence
Captain of H.M.S. Sheldrake
11 Jul, 1893 – 25 Aug, 1893
Succeeded by
Henry W. Steele
Preceded by
Rowland E. Berkeley
Captain of H.M.S. Gossamer
18 Jul, 1894[2] – 20 Aug, 1894
Succeeded by
Francis G. T. Cole
Preceded by
William F. S. Mann
Captain of H.M.S. Edinburgh
6 Sep, 1894 – 16 Dec, 1894
Succeeded by
Henry J. Keane
Preceded by
Charles A. Forlong
Captain of H.M.S. Tyne
18 Dec, 1896 – 1 Jun, 1898
Succeeded by
Keppel Wade


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 241.
  2. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), July 12, 1894, Issue 34314, p.10.