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BellairsWilliamLieutenant GeneralWas born August 28, 1828, at Honfleur. He is descended from the ancient family of De Beler, Bellers, or Bellars (as formerly variously spelt), of Melton Mowbray, and Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire, in which churches are still to be seen effigies of his ancestors. He is a son of Sir William Bellairs (d. 1863), a distinguished officer of the 15th King's Hussars, who saw much service during the Peninsular and at Waterloo, and was afterwards Exon of the Yeomen of the Guard at the Court of Queen Victoria. Sir William was educated privately, and entered the Army in 1846, retiring as a Lieutenant General in 1887. As Adjt. of the 49th (now the Royal Berkshire) Regiment, he was present at the battle of the Alma; as Captain at the Inkerman combat of the 26th October, and at the battle of Inkerman, where he led a charge with only three attenuated companies which overthrew and dispersed a strong Russian column-an episode related in Kinglake's brilliant pages. Later, when on the QM General's staff, he was present at the attacks on the Redan and fall of Sebastopol, being then rewarded with a brevet majority, French and Turkish honours, medals and clasps. He was one of the comparative few (about 100) combatant officers who fought through the Crimea from first to last. He subsequently served on the staff of the Adjutant and QM General's departments in the West Indies, Ireland, Gibraltar and South Africa; throughout the Kaffir and Zulu campaigns (South African medal, 1877-9, and distinguished service reward); then, as Brig. General Commanding the troops which successfully defended their seven isolated posts in the Transvaal-Pretoria, Potchefstroom, Rustenburg, Marabastad, Lydcnburg, Standerton, and Wakkerstroom-surrounded as they were, for three months, by greater Boer forces. Sir William has likewise acted in various civil capacities-as Inspector General of Police, Barbados, 1857; Local Inspector of Army Schools, Gibraltar, 1868-73; Colonel Secretary, Gibraltar, 1872; Administrator, Natal, 1880; Member of Executive Council, Transvaal, 1880-1 and Administrator, Transvaal, 1881, after the war. Sir William wrote The Transvaal War, 1880-1, published in 1885 (Blackwood), The Military Career, and has contributed to reviews, &c. In 1902 the King selected him for the Colonelcy of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Sir William was married: first,, in 1857, to Emily Craven, daughter of Wm. Barton Gibbons, JP, and second, in 1867, to Blanche St John, daughter of F A Moschzisker, PhD Sir William's eldest son, William G Bellairs is a Cape Colony and RM in the Cape, Colony. He has another son, Captain N E B Bellairs, RA, who took part in the Boer War, and a daughter, widow of Sir David Tennant, late Speaker of the Cape House of Assembly.Unknown
BellamJ9963SapperFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1879. 7th CompanyRoyal Engineers
BellameyJ5th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Manchester Regiment
BellameyT4th Mounted Infantry
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
BellamyA2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Yorkshire Regiment
BellamyA1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Essex Regiment
BellamyA E6343RiflemanDemise: Died of disease - enteric fever 15 Mar 1900
Place: Pmburg
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BellamyA E3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BellamyArthur Joseph491PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseNew South Wales, NSW Imperial Bushmen
BellamyC2025PrivateMID LG: 29 July 1902, page: 4848. Source: General Kitchener. 23 June 1902. Re: Final despatch & mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
BellamyC F A2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Scots Fusiliers
BellamyE 6343Private3rd Btn. Died of enteric at Pietermaritzburg. 15 Mar 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 149 line 29
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BellamyE5005PrivateMID LG: 20 August 1901, page: 5491. Source: General Kitchener. 8 July 1901. Re: General mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
Lincolnshire Regiment
BellamyE2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Lincolnshire Regiment
BellamyE ASource: QSA and KSA medal rolls86th Battery, RFA
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