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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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John Cecil Belton was born in 1895 at Newark and was the son of John Cook Belton a hairdresser and tobacconist and Mary Jane Belton, née Newbound of 2, Bargate, Newark. His father John Cook Belton was born in 1865 at Horncastle, Lincolnshire and his mother Mary Jane Newbound was born in 1866 at Newark, they were married in 1888 their marriage was recorded in the Newark Registration District, they went on to have 3 children all born in Newark, Lottie Elizabeth b1890, Rose Elizabeth Newbound b1891 and John Cecil b1895. In the 1911 census the family are living at 2 Bar Gate, Newark and are shown as John Cook Belton 46 yrs a hairdresser and tobacconist, he is living with his wife Mary Jane 47 yrs and their children, Lottie Elizabeth 21 yrs a dress maker, Rose Emily Newbound 20 yrs a dress maker and John Cecil 16 yrs a hairdresser and tobacconist.
In the 1911 census he is shown as a hairdresser and tobacconist.
27 Apr 1917
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2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John Cecil Belton enlisted at Newark and served with the 2/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He served with the battalion in Ireland where he was wounded in the Dublin rebellion . He recovered from his wounds and went out to France. He died of a gunshot wound to his abdomen at the 55th Casualty Clearing Station on 27th April 1917 and is buried at Le Chapellette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne, France.
Article published 9th May 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Only son of John Cook Belton & Mary Jane Belton, 2 Bargate, Newark. Educated at Lover’ Lane school and before joining army assisted his father in the hairdressing business. Member of C of E and of the Young Men’s Guild, St. Mary Magdalene. Served through Irish rebellion, there severely wounded by a bullet in the nose and in the knee with a hand grenade. Went out to France in Feb. 1917. Admitted to hospital on April 27th with gunshot wound to abdomen, died at 2:30 pm same day.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John Cecil Belton - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle