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Sgt Louis Belshaw
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Birth: 1891
Oregon, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1919

Sgt. Belshaw was an Oregon soldier and a World War I combat veteran. He served in the 55th Telephone Battalion, U. S. Army Signal Corps and died of pneumonia while in the service. He was the son of Lewis and Nannie Belshaw.

From the U.S. Army blog Signal Soldiers in WWI France: "Some Soldiers were more concerned with imbibing than buying candy. Sergeant Louis Belshaw reported in May 1918 that they could acquire "light wine to drink, and also beer, but nothing like the good old U.S.A." He laments that the beer and wine in France is much weaker lower alcohol content and "you could drink a barrel of this stuff and never know that you had any." However, despite his complaints, SGT Belshaw reported that the first things he learned in French were how to order drinks and swear." 
 
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  Lewis A. Belshaw (1859 - 1903)
 
Burial:
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
Eugene
Lane County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 332
 
Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Oct 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16366272
Sgt Louis Belshaw
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Sgt Louis Belshaw
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Sgt Louis Belshaw
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World War I Victory Medal
- Randy Fletcher
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014
 
 
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