Regimental number2560
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Koorooman, Leongatha, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLeongatha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Bellingham, Leongatha, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember, Leongatha Rifle Club (10 years)
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
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
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Philip spelt Phillip
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Ellen BELLINGHAM, 'Busket Banks', Leongatha, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 32289 Gunner Ernest Adrian BELLINGHAM, 10th Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 22 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to ANZAC Advanced Base, Mudros, 18 November 1915.

Joined 7th Bn, Sarpi Camp, 20 November 1915.

Disembarekd Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916; joined 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 4 August 1916, reported as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 331003, 3487 Lance Corporal S. CRITTEN, D Company, 59th Bn (patient, Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, England), 8 November 1916: 'Informant states that on July 19/16 at Fleurbaix, Phil Bellingham was hit by shrapnel and died. I was with him for an hour before he died.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELLINGHAM Philip John
Red Cross file 331003