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John Henry William BELCHAMBER

Regimental number231
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWandearah East, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Belchamber, 2 Phoebe Street, Poplar, London East, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Discharge date27 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1918, for onward overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Adelaide, 27 May 1918.

War service: 2 years 123 days (of which 1 year 336 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as BELLCHAMBER .
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELCHAMBER John Henry William

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