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Edward Norman BELCHER

Date of birth10 July 1879
Place of birthLeopold, Victoria
SchoolGeelong Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAuctioneer
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9.5"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinAllan Belcher, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in Geelong Grammar School Cadets; 186 days in 4th Bn, Australian Commonwealth Horse, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLT (Automobile Corps)
Unit name1st Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/1/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollP.S.L.
FateReturned to Australia 23 August 1916
Discharge date30 October 1916
Other details

Applied for commission in the Automobile Corps, 3 September 1914, and offered to provide his own behicle (10-12 hp 'LaBuire').

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELCHER Edward Norman

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