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 22 April 1970, age 81

1891 Census

Age 2  living in Radford with father Albert, a warehouseman, mother Henrietta and his sisters.

1901 Census

Age 12, at school living in Carlton with his parents and siblings.  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: 3rd 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

Pension record

Edgar Bellaby was awarded a disablement pension from 29 July 1917 due to gun-shot wounds in the right hand, thigh, foot and left shoulder. He was initially awarded 8 shillings (40p) per week for 20% disablement, changed in 1921 to 12 shillings (60p) for 30% disablement. His pension reverted back to 8 shillings for 20% disablement on 7.12.21. He was awarded £87 in addition to the former pension payments. His address on his pension card was initially 1 Raven Terrace New Basford Nottingham and then changed to 93 Rye Street, New Basford.

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 (see above). No further information available about when and where he was wounded.

1921 Census

Address: 1 Raven Terrace, Nottingham

Employment: Brick wheeler, Bulwell Brick Co

Household: wife Rosalia and daughter Kathleen

1939 Register

Address: 15 Terrace Street, Nottingham

Occupation: general labourer in brickworks

Household: living with wife Rosalia born 29.5.1892 and daughter Kathleen

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

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