Project Description

EDGAR MANSELL BELLABY 1888–1970

Border regiment

Born 31st August 1888, St. Ann’s, Nottingham

Baptised 10th October 1888 at St Peter’s Church, Radford, Nottm. Address given as 2 White’s Building.

Married 1918 to Rosalia Tebb in Boston, Lincs

Daughters Mary K. born 1919, Olive R. born 1921, Elsie B. born 1923, all born in Nottingham

Died 1970, age 81

1891 Census

Living in Radford with father Albert, a warehouseman, mother Henrietta and his sisters.

1901 Census

Living in Carlton with his parents and siblings.  He is age 12, a scholar. Father Albert is a warehouseman (paper).

1911 Census

Private in regular army, 1st Border Regiment, in Burma and Andaman Islands. Service dated from 28.6.05. Occupation brickmaker.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 8782

Military Unit: 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, 20th Brigade, 7th Division

Theatre of War: Balkans (Gallipoli), date of entry 10.10.15, then France and Flanders from March 1916

10.10.15: Disembarked

28.7.17: Discharged

Medals Awarded: 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory, Silver War Badge

Other Information

He was employed at Notts. County Asylum (Saxondale) when war was declared; he is listed in their records as an attendant who served in the Armed Forces. Hospital records also state he was wounded. No further information available about his injuries or when and where he was wounded.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 15 Terrace Street, Nottingham

Occupation: general labourer in brickworks

Household: living with wife Rosalia born 29.5.1892

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Worked  at Notts County Asylum, Saxondale, in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent.