Belsey, Edward J


Edward J Belsey

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment

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

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

Brothers Alfred William Belsey, John (Jack) Robert Belsey & Robert Harry Belsey

Other Info: Aged 32 years, he gave up a good post in the Chinese Customs and came home to enlist on hearing of the death of his brother.

Born Hastings
1889, Death of mother
1899, Death of father in Union Workhouse, Ore
1901, Border at Pelham House, Home for Working Boys, Stepney
1902, Sep 19 Joined Royal Navy, Portsmouth, Boy 2nd Class, HMS Impregnable
1903, Jul 23 Boy 1st Class, HMS Impregnable
1905, Feb 27 Signed on for 12 year, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Prince of Wales
1906, Sep 06 Able Bodies Seaman, HMS Victory
1912, Dec 18 Purchased discharge from Royal Navy
1913, Joined the Chinese Customs Service
1916, Lance Corporal, Royal Sussex Regiment, unknown battalion, France

Additional information with thanks to Ian Mantel

Published: October 1916

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