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John Robert BELSEY

Regimental number1510
Place of birthScotland
Age on arrival in Australia23
OccupationSawyer
Marital statusMarried
Next of kinMrs Josephine Belsey, 105 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 6.6 years in India as a Piper and Dancer in the Highland Light Infantry, British Army.
Enlistment date10 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, allipoli
Date of death9 August 1915
Age at death26.10
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialJohnstone Jolly (Special Memorial 1), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Maggie Jean BELSEY, husband of Josephine BELSEY, 105 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne. Native of Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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