|Death: ||Mar. 20, 1919|
New York, USA
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. Belshaw was wounded in France and died of pneumonia while at a military hospital in New York. He was the son of Lewis and Nancy 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."
Lewis A. Belshaw (1859 - 1903)
Nancy P. King Belshaw (1864 - 1935)
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Oct 29, 2006
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