Belcher, William Edward 26.sep.1864-aft.19.feb.1920 England, Birmingham Handsworth - ?, ?
organist, 1884 choral scholar, 1887 BA and 1891 MA from King's College Cambridge, 29.jan.1889 matriculated at Queens College Oxford, 1891 organist of Kingston on Thames Parish Church, 1893-1901 organist of St Michael's Church in Leeds Headingley, deputy organist of Leeds Town Hall and residing as music teacher in Headingley, 1901-15.jun.1917 organist and master of the choristers at St Asaph Cathedral residing at The Lilacs on Bryngobaith in St Asaph, by 16.sep.1918 he no longer resided with his family at The Lilacs, he had either abandoned his family or had become insane because he had no part in the heritage of his son (receipt personal properties 16.sep.1918, probate 31.dec.1918, War Gratuity 18.sep.1919, Memorial Scroll 1921, British War Medal/Victory Medal 18.feb.1922), 19.feb.1920 he was still alive but not with his wife and daughter at The Lilacs ; son of William Thomas ; 12.jul.1893 in Cambridge he married Ethel Ling (Cambridge 1868-1949 Wales, Bangor as widow) ; their son Hubert Standley (Headingley 12.may.1894-24.may.1918) died during military service in France ; daughter Kathleen Mary Helena (Headingley 26.jan.1898-1981 Wales, Colwyn)

address or comment 19.feb1920 in the handwriting of his wife :

: please let me know if you are able to decipher the handwriting in parentheses

Title Parts


[] Evening Service in F. Treble voices 2vv
pub Novello and Co., London 1907
[] - Magnificat in Welsh
[] - Nunc dimittis in English
[] The St Asaph Litany
pub Vincent Music Co., London 1909

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