Samuel Mercer Bellingham

Name   Samuel Mercer Bellingham

Number    Private 1104

Battalion      38th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Avenel

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Jane Bellingham of Mirboo North

Date and place of enlistment   Mirboo North 1/3/1916

Physical details on enlistment   Age 26 years, 5’4”, 9 stone 10, blue eyes and light brown hair.

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   dairy farmer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action on 28/2/1917 at Armentieres and reported to have been killed in action on that date at a court of inquiry held on 3/3/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was associated with Mardan

 Military History 

  • He attended Mardan State School
  • 1/3/16 He enlisted in Mirboo North
  • 20/6/16 He embarked Melbourne on ‘HMTS Runic’
  • 10/8/16 He disembarked Plymouth
  • 20/8/16 He was admitted to hospital with influenza from typhoid
  • 3/9/16 He was discharged from hospital
  • 22/11/16 He went to France from Southhampton
  • 28/2/17 He was missing in action
  • 3/3/17 He was reported killed in action.
  • His Mother and Father Mr. H Bellingham lived in 706 Inkerman Rd Malvern
  • His effects consisted of 3x Kit stores, 2 shirts, pair shorts, testament, House wife, book no 12, a purse, a wallet, letters, cards, photos, housewife, shaving brush, metal ring, metal watch, strap, sticking plaster
  • He had a policy with The Mutual and Life and Citizens Assurance Co Ltd
  • Samuel was the uncle of Tom and Bill Bellingham of the 2/22nd Battalion who were killed in New Britain in New Guinea at the Gasmata Massacre in March 1942

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