Topic: John Vernon Herbert Bellers (1886-1916)
Commission agent John Vernon Herbert Bellers was killed in action at Belgium on 4 August 1916.
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John Vernon Herbert Bellers was born in Gisborne, New Zealand on 17 October 1886. His parents were Robert George and Ellen Bellers (nee Fielding).
John worked as a Commission Agent in Tauranga. He spent four years serving with the New Zealand Rifles and three years in the Royal Navy.
In 1910 he married Mary Ann Coates in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
John enlised in World War I from Montréal on 27 May 1915 and became a Lance Corporal (Service No. 419043). He served with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment, 42nd Battalion).
He was awarded the Military Medal
John was killed in action in Belgium on 4 August 1916. He was aged 29. He was buried in the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground in Komenseweg, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968
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