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VC588   Edward Donald Bellew

BORN   28 October 1882

DIED   1 February 1961   AGE   78

VC Won    24 April 1915   AGE  32

Place VC Won   Near Kerselaere, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Edward Donald Bellew   No.      

VC Issue No.   588   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1st British Columbia Regiment, 7th Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Malabar Hill, Bombay, India

Place Of Death   Royal Inland Hospital, Shaughnessy, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 2-5-11

Gazetted   15 May 1919

VC Presented   1919 by Area-Commandant General Ross at Vancouver, Canada


Headstone, Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Plaque on Kamloops Cenotaph, Riverside Park, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

P  Memorial plaque, near Canadian Memorial, St Juliaan, Belguim

P  Memorial bench, outside Regimental Museum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

POW immediately following his VC action until released in December 1918

VC Held By




VC 587 VC 589
VC 587
VC 589

The First World War

Thank you to Grahame Wadey, for photo of memorial bench, Vancouver

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