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Number: Gunner 6436

Battalion: 4th Field Artillery Brigade

Place of Birth: Ballarat

Next of Kin: His father, Alfred Ernest Belcher of Meeniyan

Date and place of enlistment: Melbourne 13/8/1915,
his parents wrote a letter allowing him to enlist.

Physical details on enlistment: Age 19 years 3 months,
5'6", 9 stone 8, brown eyes and black hair

Religion: Roman Catholic

Occupation: Butcher

Date and place of death: He died of wounds on the 14/8/1917
in the 55th Field Hospital Spoilbank Belgium

Location of memorial or grave: He is buried in the Voormazoele Cemetery Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire: He came from Meeniyan

Military History:

His cousin Albert Belcher was also killed
As he was under 21 his permission to enlist was signed by his father
He was in the cadets in Outtrim
13/8/15 he enlisted in Melbourne
18/11/15 he embarked from Melbourne on H M A T Wiltshire
Landed at Suez, went to Heliopolis and Tel el kebir

14/3/16 he embarked Alexandria
19/3/16 he disembarked Marseilles
21/7/17 he went on leave to England
He was in the 4th Field Artillery Brigade
14/8/17 he died in the 55th field hospital
He was buried in Voormazoele Cemetery
He file contains a copy of his father�s permission letter and another with his mother�s signature on it. (Page 16 and 17 of his file)

His effects were 2 identity discs, 2 rosaries, scissors, 3 coins a fountain pen, cards letters, cigarette case, knife, electric torch, money belt, pair of fliers, packet book, prayer book, wallet, cigarette lighter, body belt, 5 handkerchiefs, devotional medallion, cards letters brushes, metal ring, pipe, pair gloves.
His mother Mary Jane Belcher of Meeniyan P O received a 40/- per fortnight from 27/10/17
He had a National Mutual insurance policy
His Father received all medals, scroll and plaque


BELCHER, Francis Henry

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