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John Bellis Legion d'Honneur

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by GRW, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "A war hero who was one of the first to land on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day has died aged 102.
    John Bellis from Southsea, Wrexham in North Wales died on Sunday after spending a day surrounded by his family.
    The great-grandfather, who was known as Jack, was one of the first to land on Sword Beach - one of the five beaches targeted for D-Day in June 1944.
    Mr Bellis served as a Bren Gun Carrier driver with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the landings.
    During World War II Mr Bellis served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry from March 1940 to April 1946."

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