Edward Arthur Belshaw was the elder son of Thomas Oswald Belshaw, and brother of Thomas Sydney Belshaw.

Initiated into the Lodge in February 1912 at the age of 29, he was installed in the Chair by his father in 1921. A copy of the Café Royal Ladies Night menu from his year in office is held in the collections of the Welcome Library, and is reproduced below.

He died in 1949.