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Edward Lawrence Bellows

In memory of:

Lance Sergeant Edward Lawrence Bellows

May 18, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

L/19325

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

14 Canadian Field Company

Citation(s):

Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star (France) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the cause of the allies. (Posthumous) He was also Mentioned in Despatches for service and that His Majesty the King had recorded his high appreciation of the services rendered. This was awarded on 22 September 1945 and told to his father in a letter dated 22 January 1948. He also received the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Born:

February 28, 1918
Beechy, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

September 1, 1940
Dundurn Camp, Saskatchewan

Son of Leroy and Winnifred Bellows, of Beechy, Saskatchewan. He was single and stated he was a farm laborer. He attended Neasden School in Beechy, Saskatchewan. He was the brother of Walter, Ralph, Lloyd, Frank, Ester and Doris.

Commemorated on Page 495 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. A. 13.

Location:

Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of EDWARD LAWRENCE BELLOWS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Tank– Tank at the entrance of the Groesbeek Cemetery
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