war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


West Riding Regiment.
Regtl. No. 15894.
Short Service (All Arms)
No. 15894 - Lawrence Bellew - Corps. General Service Infantry.
Pontefract, Yorkshire. 
Date of birth - 5th October 1896.
Trade - Optician.
Next of kin - Father, Captain Bellew. Commandant, prisoner of war camp, Larkhill, Salisbury.
Joined at Halifax 4/4/15.
Attested Pte. 3/4/15.
Posted Pte. 4/6/15.
Appointed unpaid L/Cpl 24/6/1915.
Appointed A/Cpl. 14/9/16.
Appointed L/Cpl. 29/9/16.
Embarked MEF Devonport 25/11/14.
Disembarked at Alexandria 25th June 1916. IS Marseilles
Appointed paid L/Cpl in the field - 21/7/16.
Appointed A/Cpl in the field 14/9/16.
Missing - In the Field - 29th September 1916.
West Riding Regiment.
15894 - A/Cpl. Lawrence Bellew deceased.
Father - Lawrence Bellew, 4, Devonshire Gardens, South Sea, Hants. 
Mother - Sarah Ann Bellew, as above.
Brother - Hugh Wallace James Bellew - Age 29 - Sapper, Royal Engineers, Haynes Park, Bedford.
Sister - Elsie Jean Gardiner - Age 24 - 4 Devonshire Gardens, South Sea, Hants.

Father was commandant of the POW camp, Larkhill, Salisbury in October 1917, when his son's effects (cards) were returned to him. in 1930 Capt Bellow was still awaiting the scroll regarding his lost son.


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