George Reginald Belbin

Surname: Belbin
Other names: George Reginald
Other people in this story:
Harry Belbin
Elizabeth Belbin née Tucker
Frederick Belbin
Charles Belbin
William John Belbin
Locations in this story:
Blandford, Dorset
Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Egypt
St. James Street, Shaftesbury

Story:
George Reginald Belbin was born in Blandford, Dorset, in 1893 and baptised there on 15th October 1893, the son of Harry Belbin and Elizabeth Belbin (née Tucker). The family had moved to 11 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, by 1901. George enlisted on 26th January 1917 and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 136147).  He served in Egypt with the 10th Mountain Howitzer Battery and whilst there suffered shell splinter wounds to the neck as well having nasal problems which were aggravated by his service conditions, as a result of which he was awarded a short lived 10% pension.  He was discharged on 24th April 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He had given 4 Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, on the 1918 Absent Voters List.  Regrettably he died in Shaftesbury during 1929. Of George's brothers', Charles Belbin and William John Belbin both lost their lives whereas Frederick Belbin survived the conflict.

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Frederick Belbin
The National Archives