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Regimental number2669
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressVictoria Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Bellesini, Victoria Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2699
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 14 July 1915. Taken on strength, 7th Battalion, 20 November 1915. Mortally wounded, 23-25 July 1916.
FateDied of wounds 13 March 1917
Place of death or woundingPozieres, France
Date of death13 March 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBrighton Borough Cemetery (Row ZIX, Grave No. 49), Sussex, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Marist Brothers' College Roll of Honour, RSL Museum, Bendigo, Victoria. Commemorated in Eaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 562 Harry BELLESINI, 22nd Bn, died of wounds, 18 September 1917.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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