Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Louis’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of John and Ann (nee WHITE) BELSHAW.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. Ann died 1917 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 72, and was buried 21 November at St Mary’s, Redbourn, Herts; John died 1921 in Redbourn aged 78, and was buried 8 October, also at St Mary’s.
Louis was born 1881 in Redbourn, and resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 9 he lived in Redbourn, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a butcher aged 19, he still lived in Redbourn, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a carter aged 29, he lived in Watford.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)