Belton History Society

Belton at War

Contents

The Civil War in Belton and Surrounds


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Belton’s Oral History of the Civil War


8

Belton Soldiers in the 18th and 19th Centuries.


9

Belton Volunteers in the Boer War 1899-1902


10

World War 1 1914-1918  Introduction.


11

The Men who Marched Away - Belton’s Roll of Honour


12

Belton’s Fallen Heroes of WW1


13

Roll of Honour St. Peter’s Guild of Ringers


15

Life in the Trenches.
The 1915 Diary of Sergeant Abram Webb of Belton


16

Private Philip Otley Camm of Belton


21

Lance Corporal Arthur Camm  of Belton


23

Experiences in France 1916/1917 recorded by George Edwin Wadd


24

The Buxton Family Medals


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The Ovens Family of Belton in WW1


28

Private Cecil Jelley


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Archie Ringrose Founder of Belton Garage


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Thomas Farren’s American Newspaper Report October 1914


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Private Frank Dodden


30

Local Propaganda - Poem


31

Rutland Special Constables of WW1


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Rutland Volunteer Training Corps of WW1


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Rutland Red Cross in WW1


33

The Dedication of Belton War Memorial


34

World War 2 1939 - 1945  Introduction


36

Sergeant Philip Otley Camm


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Belton’s Fallen Heroes WW2


41

Sergeant George Edward Seldon


42

Harold Sleath’s Memories of World War 2


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Lance Corporal Pauline Watt of Belton


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The Bombing of Belton


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An Aerial Encounter - RAF Spitfires & the German Bomber of Belton


53

James Ovens and the Home Guard in Belton


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Members of the Belton’s Home Guard


57

The Home Guard Training Manual


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Instructions to Belton’s Home Guard Guide


59

Rutland Field Map, Compiler’s notes.


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Field names for the Parish of Belton and parts of Leighfield & Wardley.


61

Sterndale-Bennett’s Notes and Photographs of Bridges over the Eye Brook


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Tank Island Scheme for Uppingham and Battalion Strength and Armaments


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The ARP and Special Constables in Belton


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The Wartime Diary of Charlie Wadd


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Memories of WW2 by Win Griffiths née Wadd


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Private Robert Wadd


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Lieutenant Colonel W.A. Macfarlane M.C.,T.D


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Fusilier George Reginald Griffiths


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Memories of Leighfield during WW2 by Edwin Jelley


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Dorothy Jelley in The Women’s Land Army


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Farming in Belton during WW2 by Jim Turner


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Ruth Munton’s Memories of WW2


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Brian Duffin recalls WW2


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Tom Hornsby of Lambley Lodge and Prisoners of War


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Raymond Duffin - Remmmmembering WW2


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Freda Nicholson. A Wartime Evacuee in Belton


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John Nash. Memories of Wartime Evacuation to Belton


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Brian Duffin’s National Service in Korea


91

V.E. Day - 50th Anniversary Commemoration in Belton


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