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George Percival St. John Belford

In memory of:

Lieutenant George Percival St. John Belford

August 30, 1918

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Maj. James F. B. Belford and Mary Eleanor Belford, of Codrington, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 366 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UPTON WOOD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

D. 33.

Location:

Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 16 kilometres south-east of Arras and about 4 kilometres south of the Arras to Cambrai main road. Upton Wood is a small wood half-way between Hendecourt and Haucourt and UPTON WOOD CEMETERY is 110 metres south of the wood and about 2 kilometres north of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of GEORGE PERCIVAL ST. JOHN BELFORD– Bishop's University Mitre 1919
During the heavy fighting of the summer of 1918 there died on the field of honour still another undergraduate of the University, Lieut. George P. Belford, son of the Rev. J. F. Belford, Rector of Richmond. George, with his brother Frank (another of our students) enlisted as privates in the 87th Canadian Grenadiers, but speedily attained non-commissioned rank and later both secured commissions. The subject of our notice fought in many severe engagements and for a time seemed to bear a charmed life. Now he has “Gone West” with tens of thousands of other gallant fellows. He was a College contemporary of such men as Lobban, Robertson, A. P. Williams, Porter, and Wilkinson, all of whom have made the supreme sacrifice Like most of those mentioned above, he was a keen athlete, and held an honoured place upon the Senior Football Team. When in residence, his lovable and kindly disposition made him a general favourite.—R.I.P.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bea to Belisle. Mircoform Sequence 7; Volume Number 31829_B016717. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 151.  Page 699 of 724.

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