Charles Bellerby

Medals awarded

  • Medal of the Order of the British Empire
  • 1914-15 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal 1914-19
  • Defence Medal 1939-45
  • Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal

Celebrated cartoonist, Fred May’s portrayal of Charles Bellerby, ‘a real through and through Green Howard.’

Another of the regiment’s soldiers who, by accident of the year of their birth, served during both the First and Second World Wars.

Charles Bellerby volunteered in May 1915 and was posted to the 3rd Battalion, Green Howards on the 29th June of the same year.

On completion of his training he was sent on the 23rd December 1915 to the 7th Battalion, then serving in France.

Bellerby rejoined the Green Howards on the 3rd April 1939.

He later served as the 1st Batallion’s Orderly Room Quartermaster Sergeant, the chief clerk of an infantry regiment,  of the 1st Battalion and later at the Depot in Richmond.

In July 1953, The Green Howards Gazette announced his award of the MBE. At this date, he was working as an Executive Officer at the War Office.