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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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