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HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« on: Monday 06 December 21 14:36 GMT (UK) »
HENRY BELT died on 24 Dec 1917 after service with the South Wales Borderers. Aged 28, he was the son of William and Mary Ann Belt. Henry was born in Tredegar in 1890. He died at 86a Charles Street, Tredegar where he lived with his mother Mary Ann (widowed); he also had a sister Margaret.

Henry is one of the many "forgotten soldiers" who were not accorded the status of War Grave. Can anyone tell me where Henry Belt is buried?

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Re: HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 December 21 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Was there a family plot perhaps in the local churchyard?  If so he could be buried with his father.  I would check that out first. 
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Re: HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 December 21 18:08 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked for any obit notice or article in the local paper which may give additional info.

He was discharged on 27.9.16 as no longer phsically fit for active service Para 392xvi Kings Regs
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Re: HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 December 21 18:59 GMT (UK) »
Nothing obvious on the Welsh Newspapers Online site, sadly

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Re: HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« Reply #4 on: Monday 13 December 21 15:05 GMT (UK) »
It now appears that Henry may have had two older brothers, Thomas and William. Also, I am given to understand that his father William died late 1902.
Does anyone know if there is anyone with the surname Belt still in the Tredegar area?  Also, is there a in weekly newspaper circulating in the area?

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Re: HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 December 21 16:41 GMT (UK) »
possible death reg for brother William

William Belt 25 dec qtr 1900 Bedwellty vol 11a pg 69

& for father
William Belt 51 dec qtr 1902 Bedwellty vol 11a pg 82
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« Reply #6 on: Monday 13 December 21 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, Osprey, that is almost certainly the right family.

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Re: HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« Reply #7 on: Monday 13 December 21 17:49 GMT (UK) »
there was also a sister Margaret birth reg jan qtr 1893 mmn Rees. She married Arthur G Kennett jan qtr 1912.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7PQ-WVP
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: HENRY BELT South Wales Borderers
« Reply #8 on: Monday 13 December 21 19:00 GMT (UK) »
News story - presumably it's William the father involved. Correct address

https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3238296/3238299/87/