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Regimental number2372
Place of birthBombala New South Wales
SchoolPipeclay Springs Public School, Bombala, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBombala, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Amos Bellchambers, Bombala, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death24
Place of burialSuzanne Military Cemetery No. 3 (Plot I, Row R, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Bombala Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: Amos (d. 20 August 1923, aged 63, bu. Bombala Cemetery) and Charlotte BELLCHAMBERS (d. 4 July 1931, aged 67, bu. Bombala Cemetery)
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1893 Pte Henry Thomas BELLCHAMBERS, 35th Bn, killed in action, 14 March 1917; 3475 Pte Claude Leslie BELLCHAMBERS, 5th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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