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Sgt Douglas Walter Belcher
Birth: Jul. 15, 1889
Surbiton
Greater London, England
Death: Jun. 3, 1953
Claygate
Surrey, England

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Surrey, England, he served as a Lance-Sergeant in the 1/5th Battalion, London Regiment, London Rifle Brigade, British Army. On May 13, 1915, in actions near Wieltje-St. Julien Road, Belgium, Lance-Sergeant Belcher was in charge of an advanced platoon during continuous bombardment by the Germans. With very few men, he elected to remain and try to hold his position after the troops near him had been withdrawn. He succeeded in holding his objective, by opening rapid fire on the enemy whenever he saw them collecting for an attack. By doing so, he prevented the enemy from breaking through and averted an attack on the flank of another division. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and later achieved the rank of Captain. He died at age 63 in Surrey, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Holy Trinity Churchyard
Claygate
Elmbridge Borough
Surrey, England
 
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Record added: Jan 09, 2005
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