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Regimental number10316
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice constable
Address100 Princes Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinStep-Sister, Miss A O'Brien, 100 Princes Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 5 yrs in Australian Navy: HMS "Psyche" and "Challenger".
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollV5 Heavy Trency Mortar Battery
FateDied of disease 18 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialQuarry Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 7), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Anastasia BELCHER
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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