Other names: Charles
Locations in this story: BlandfordFrance & FlandersBouchoir New British CemeterySt. James Street, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly 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.