Carpenter James McNeilly Belshaw served in the Merchant Navy during World War Two. Born on 10th September 1904, he was the son of the late John Belshaw and Jane Belshaw (née McNeilly) of Ballywalter, Co. Down, and the husband of Jane "Nettie" Belshaw (née Kerr) of 2 Dunleath Terrace, Ballywalter, Co. Down.
He died on 5th November 1940 aged 36 years old. He was onboard SS Kenbane Head went it came under attack from the Kriegsmarine surface raider Admiral Scheer. A total of 24 men died when the Belfast built vessel went down off the coast of Greenland.
James McNeilly Belshaw has no known grave. His name is on Panel 60 of the Tower Hill Memorial, London, England and on the Ballywalter War Memorial, Co. Down.