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Samuel Mercer BELLINGHAM

Regimental number1104
Place of birthAvengel, Victoria
SchoolState School, Mardan, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDairy farmer
AddressMirboo North, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Bellingham, Mirboo North, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 February 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Date of death27 February 1916
Age at death26.11
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 39), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
129
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Jane BELLINGHAM, 706 Inkerman Road, Malvern, Victoria. Born at Locksley, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2822 Gunner James Tender BELLINGHAM, 1st Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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