Phillip Bellingham

Bellingham-Phillip1Name   Phillip Bellingham

Number    Private 2560

Battalion      59th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Carlton

Next of Kin   His father, Frederick Bellingham of Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 22/6/1915

Physical details   Age 30 years’ 7 months, 5’8 ½ “ 10 stone 10 pounds, brown eyes and dark brown hair. A single man

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 19/7/1916 at Fleurbaix in the battle of Fromelles

Location of grave or memorial

His name is on the memorial at VC Corner Cemetery Fromelles

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was a member of the Bellingham family, a pioneering family of the area. He lived at Boorool

Military History

  • He is on the Koorooman East Honour Roll
  • He attended Boorool School
  • He was in the rifle club for 10 years
  • 28/8/15 He embarked Melbourne
  • 18/11/15 He went to Mudros on Lemnos
  • He was at first in the 7th Battalion in Egypt and Gallipoli
  • 4/3/16 He transferred to 59th at Tel-el-kebir
  • 13/6/16 Embarked in Alexandria
  • 29/6/16 Disembarked Marseilles
  • His father Mr. F Bellingham of ‘Busket Banks’ Leongatha wrote for information

A copy of the letter is on page 15 of his file

  • His effects consisted of a balaclava, knife, books, bag handle lock
  • 8/9/16 His death reported in The Great Southern Star.

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