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Regimental number2836
Place of birthSouthshields England
Address12 Sheddon Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, R Hellam, 1 Burnham Street, Tynedock, Durham, England
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Sanitation Section
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'At PETILLON on the morning of the 21st July, 1916, Private HELLAM by great initiative, personal bravery and devotion to duty succeeded in rescuing several wounded men from "NO MAN'S LAND", whilst under heavy fire. His repeated and fearless journies to "NO MAN'S LAND" to rescue wounded, inspired his comrades and he was thus instrumental in getting more volunteers for the dangerous task of rescuing the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 October 1968
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery

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