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Bertie Robert BELSEY

Regimental number1718
Place of birthRamsgate England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W H Belsey, Ramsgate, Kent, England
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Valuable services and devotion to duty in carrying messages and rations under fire.'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918

Military Medal

'Near POLYGON de ZONNEBEKE, east of YPRES during operations 20/22nd September 1917, Private BELSEY, although wounded, remained at duty carrying messages and rations from the rear to the front line through a heavily shelled area.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 May 1974
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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