Second Lieutenant John Holland Bellamy

Army Number: n/a (formerly 2484, 21st Battalion Royal Fusiliers)

Battalion: 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Born 5th July 1883 at 12 Tackley Place, Oxford. Son of Edward Holland Bellamy and Zoe Bellamy, of Netherbury, Highfield, Oxford. He attended Magdalen College School, Oxford. He was matriculated at Oxford University aged 17 from the queen’s College and was articled to the accountancy firm Wenn and Elsom at 55 Commarket Street, Oxford. He enlisted into the Royal Fusiliers on 15th September 1914 and went to France as a Lance Corporal on 14th November 1915. He was commissioned into the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, in August 1916. He died of wounds, 4th October 1916, aged 23, of wounds received on the 1st October 1916 during the attack on the Flers-Le Sars line during the Battle of the Somme.

Buried Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 21.

Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Second Lieutenant John Holland Bellamy is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
All Saint’s Church War Memorial, Highfield, Oxford.
Private Memorial Plaque and Window, All Saint’s Church, Highfield, Oxford.