Skip to content ↓

View entry

Back to search results

Name: BELLAIRS, Tom Claude Mackenzie (Commander)

Birth Date: 19 Apr 1892 Datchet

Death Date: 2 Dec 1945 missing from Spitfire plane over North Sea

First Date: 1928

Profession: Motor garage

Area: Nyeri, Nanyuki

Married: In Westhampnett 28 Aug 1931 Enid Mary Florence Till b. 10 June 1899 Moor Allerton, d. 5 Oct 1984 Kemerton (prev. m. in 1921 Arthur Wardell Yerburgh 1891-1953)

Children: Pamela Lavender (Ogilvie, Kennaway)

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut

War Service: Royal Navy

General Information:

Gazette - 21/2/1928 - Bankruptcy Ordinance - Tom Claude Mackenzie Bellairs - Nanyuki - Motor Garage - 1st Meeting of Creditors
On the 1911 census Tom Bellairs, aged 18, is listed as a midshipman on board Venus, Atlantic Fleet, Gibraltar Harbour, place of birth given as Datchet, Berkshire.
The Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll records that Lieutenant Tom C.M. Bellairs was awarded the Star, Victory and British War Medal for service during WW1.
The marriage of Tom C.M. Bellairs to Enid M.F. Till or Wardell-Yerburgh is registered in the September Quarter 1931 under the Westhampnett Registration District.
Lieutenant-Commander Tom Bellairs lived at Kemerton House, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.  He had one daughter, Pamela Lavender Bellairs who married twice: 1: Group Captain Patrick Bruce Bine Ogilvie, son of Herbert Ogilvie and Audrey Bine, in 1939.  He died on 11th December 1944, aged 34, missing in a spitfire over the North Sea. Married 2: Roger Charles Lewis Kennaway, son of Charles Roger Kennaway and Margaret Evelyn Everard on 4th September 1947.  One daughter Rose Margaret Ruth Kennaway, born 17th August 1947.

Back to search results