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Charles Vincent Bellamy

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Charles Vincent Bellamy (1867- )

1922 Lieut.-Colonel, D.S.O., V.D., M.Inst.C.E., F.G.S., Leigh Holt, Crapstone, South Devon. T. A.: " Bellamy, Yelverton." b. April 5, 1867; youngest s. of G. D. Bellamy, M.Inst.C.E., Plymouth; in. 1893, Ellen Hawkins, youngest d. of S. Spurrell, retired Colonial Civil Servant. Ed. Plymouth College. Articles with his father, G. D. Bellamy, borough and water engineer, Plymouth, 1883; assistant to late Sir J. C. Inglis, 1886; Assistant Water Engineer, Plymouth, 1887-9; District Engineer, P.W.D. Ceylon, 1889-93; Executive Engineer, Victoria Bridge, Colombo, 1893-5; Colonial Engineer and Surveyor-General, Dominica, Leeward Islands, 1895-8, also Commissioner of Ordnance Property, and Member, Roseau Town Board; Director of Public Works, Cyprus, 1898-1903, also Director of Irrigation, Cyprus, 1930-3; Director of Public Works and Director of Government Telegraphs, Lagos, West Africa, 1904; Director of Public Works, Southern Nigeria, West Africa, 1906-13; retired, 1913. On Special Service in Antigua, 1896, and in Egypt, 1902; received thanks of Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1898, and of the Government of Cyprus, 1904; Lieut., 2nd (P. of NV.) V.B., Devon Regiment, 1886; Lieut., Ceylon Light Infantry Volunteers, 1889-95 Captain, Southern Nigeria Volunteers, 1907; Major, 1909; V.D., 1913; Major, T.F. Reserve, November, 1914. Publications: "Victoria Bridge, Colombo"; "Rainfall of Dominica"; "Economic Construction of Roads "; " Climate of Cyprus"; " Rainfall in relation to Irrigation, Cyprus"; "Salt Lake of Larnaca, Cyprus"; "Monograph of the Main Roads of Cyprus"; "A West African Smelting House "; compiled Geological Map of Cyprus, 1904; "The Geology of Cyprus" (with A. J. Jukes Browne). Recreations: Golf, motoring. War Services.—Joined T.F. Reserve, November, 1914; raised and commanded a Protection Company, appointed Major, Royal Engineers, June, 1915; served on Home Establishment and proceeded to Gallipoli, October, 1915, invalided; joined II Anzac, Ismailia, March, 1916; transferred to B.E.F., France, June, 1916; C.R.E. (Lieut.-Colonel) II Anzac, April, 1917; invalided, June, 1917; served in Northern Command; rejoined B.E.F., March, 1918, XXII Corps; C.R.E., Defences, XV Corps; organized and commanded " Bellamy's Force," June to November, 1918, Belgium, 1919. Joined II Corps British Army of the Rhine, Wiesdorf, March, 1919; invalided and retired, August, 1919. Mentioned in Dispatches twice. D.S.O., 1917.

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