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Private George Robert Wellbelove

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1893-09-21
Place of birth: Clewer, Berkshire, England
Next of kin: Mrs J Watson. 7 Priory Street, Risca, Monmouthshire, Wales
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Farm Hand
Occupation (normalized): Farm-Helper, General
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1915-04-25
Cause of death: Killed in action
Buried: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 18 - 26 - 28

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 13169
Final Rank: Private (5th Battalion)
Rank detail

Private, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Gravenstafel

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 1596961
LAC ID: 288812
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B10216-S014
Uploader's Notes: Pte. George Robert Wellbelove was a home child brought over to the Barnardo Homes in Canada, and then sent to work with a family. There is a large photo collection for Pte. George Wellbelove on his CVWM record. The collection includes photos of Wellbelove as a child taken for Dr. Barnardo, photos of a young man, and photos in uniform.Pte. Wellbelove was mentioned in a book written by Sgt. Harold Baldwin about the 5th Battalion entitled "Holding the Line". His name appeared in the dedication, and on pages 162-3:To the sorrow of every one of us, the gallant soul of Bill Skerry took its flight to his Maker about ten o'clock that morning. A small shell ricochetting from a stunted willow tree simply tore him to pieces, along with a little chap named Wellbelove, which was his family name, and a name he most aptly deserved.
Uploader's Research notes: Pte. George Robert Wellbelove was a home child brought over to the Barnardo Homes in Canada, and then sent to work with a family. There is a large photo collection for Pte. George Wellbelove on his CVWM record. The collection includes photos of Wellbelove as a child taken for Dr. Barnardo, photos of a young man, and photos in uniform.Pte. Wellbelove was mentioned in a book written by Sgt. Harold Baldwin about the 5th Battalion entitled "Holding the Line". His name appeared in the dedication, and on pages 162-3:To the sorrow of every one of us, the gallant soul of Bill Skerry took its flight to his Maker about ten o'clock that morning. A small shell ricochetting from a stunted willow tree simply tore him to pieces, along with a little chap named Wellbelove, which was his family name, and a name he most aptly deserved.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2022-03-01