1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Albert Bellett

Contributed by: Jacqueline Craig, on 2008-11-08

Albert Bellett
First Name Albert
Surname Bellett
Year of Birth 1891
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Place of Wartime Residence Forest Gate, Greater London

Albert's Story

My mother remembers when, as a child, she visited her grandmother (Albert's mother), who lived just across the road. This would be in the 1940s. She remembers her grandmother trying to feed this portrait of Albert with chocolate, and becoming distressed because "he wouldn't eat it". Of course, this frightened and upset my mother at the time, but it's a simple and poignant illustration of how wars affect so many countless people; those killed on the front line, and their families.

Albert was killed "without trace" at Ypres on 15th February 1915.

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