Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 02

Charles Belbin

Surname: Belbin
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
Harry Belbin
Annie Belbin
William John Belbin
Locations in this story:
Blandford
France & Flanders
Bouchoir New British Cemetery
St. James Street, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Charles Belbin was born in 1887 in Blandford. He was the son of Harry Belbin, a tin smith, and Annie Belbin. His siblings included William John, born in 1897. In 1901 Charles was working as an errand boy and living in the family home at 11 St. James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 16886). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 11th May 1918 and was buried at Bouchoir New British War Cemetery (grave id. IV. D. 88). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials. His name also appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.    

Images:
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • St. James Roll of Honour
  • St. James War Memorial
  • Names on St. James War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives