Belsey, Alfred William

Belsey

Alfred William Belsey

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Parents: Mr Edward & Mrs Edith Belsey, late of All Saints Street, Hastings

Sent by: Mr C Merryweather, late master of the Hastings Workhouse

Brothers Edward J Belsey, John (Jack) Robert Belsey & Robert Harry Belsey

Other Info: Wounded at the Dardanelles on 1st May 1915 in seven places whilst attending a wounded comrade and Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry on several occasions and bringing in a large number of wounded under fire. He died of wounds in France on 8th August 1916 aged 30 years.

According to CWGC, Alfred is remembered at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, grave reference Plot 5, Row C, Grave 5.

Born Hastings
1889, Death of mother
1899, Death of father in Union Workhouse, Ore
1901, No census record for this or 1911
1914, Enrolled in 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Dover
1915, Apr 28 Landed in Gallipoli
1915, May 01 During the battle for Krithia, wounded in seven places whilst attending a wounded comrade
1916, Jan Evacuated with his Battalion to Egypt
1916, Mar 22 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers land at Marseilles, France
1916, May 16 Now a Corporal (unsure of date of promotion) awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for continuing to recover wounded comrades from the front despite being wounded himself.
1916, Sep 5 Killed in action, The Somme, France

Additional information with thanks to Ian Mantel

Published: October 1916

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