James McNeilly Belshaw

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James McNeilly Belshaw, Carpenter Merchant Navy on SS Kenbane Head (Belfast)
Born on 10 September 1904 in Ballywalter to John (Petty Officer Coastguard) and Jane Belshaw, nee McNeilly
1911 with his parents and siblings at with his parents at a Coastguard Station, 10 Lackagh, Dawros Donegal.
Husband of Jane Belshaw, of Ballywalter
He Crossed the Bar at sea through enemy action 5 November 1940 aged 36 years as the result of being sunk by two gun salvoes fired from German Pocket Ship Admiral Scheer which hit the cargo hold, destroyed the gun platform and funnel.

Record of Death Merchant Seaman Record his address as 2 Dunleath Terrace, Ballywalter, County Down.
Database of World War II medals issued to merchant seamen on Ancestry.
If WW2 medals have been issued it will show their Discharge Number. Example R123456

His discharge number R176020

Commemorated on a family grave in Whitechurch Cemetery Ballywalter also on the Tower Hill Memorial, London

His two other brothers, who died at sea, were not military.

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