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Lance Sergeant Alfred Henry John Belson

Personal Details

  • 13006378 Lance Sergeant
  • Alfred Henry John Belson
  • 7 Bomb Disposal Company
  • Royal Engineers
Son of Arthur James Belson and Elizabeth Mary Belson: Husband of Violet Alice Belson of Reading. Died on the 24th March 1942. Aged 37. Buried at Saint Peter Church Cemetery, Earley. Section B Row 9 Grave 199.


  1. Dave Addis

    Was Sgt A J Belson killed in the Parish of Long Ashton, Near Bristol, in 1942?

    Dave Addis, Secretary, Long Ashton Royal British Legion

  2. Peter Markham


    Following details are recorded on his casualty card, however no location.

    Fatal accident on BD work. Court of Inquiry. Although he knew the precautions when burning out bombs, he stayed until the thermite had burnt through the bomb and ignited the filling before returning to the safety distance. He should have retired as soon as the fuze was lit and showed negligence in doing so


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