A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.C. group of seven awarded to Major A. M. Bellingham, Royal Irish Rifles, Worcester Yeomanry, Belfast Yeomanry and Middlesex Regiment – later rewarded for services during the Allied Intervention in North Russia
Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut., Imp. Yeo.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Lt., I.Y.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut., Midd’x. R.); British War and Victory Medals (Major); Russia, Order of St. Vladimir, 4th Class with swords, non-Russian manufacture, silver-gilt and enamel, reverse centre missing and enamel damage to reverse, mounted as worn, contact marks, nearly very fine
Alan Mure Bellingham was born on 21 February 1881, the first son of Sidney Edwin Bellingham who was a brother of Sir Alan Edward, Bellingham, 3rd Baronet. of Castle Bellingham, County Louth Ireland. Bellingham was appointed War Correspondent for the Dailey Sketch in 1898.
Born in India he attested in Belfast on the 15th January 1900 in the Imperial Yeomanry, when he was 20 years old.
Bellingham was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment on 4 July 1903 but was placed on Half Pay in October 1906 and resigned his commission in November 1907.
In February 1915 he was listed as a Lieutenant in the Reserve of Officers of the Middlesex Regiment, serving with the 11th (Service) Battalion.
The Royal Ulster Rifles Association reports that his Order of St. Vladimir was on the ‘War Office Confidential List’.
Bellingham died on the 19th September 1946, aged 65.
With copied research.