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Francis Henry BELCHER

Regimental number6436
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButher
AddressMrs M Belcher, Meeniyan, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, A E Belcher, Meeniyan, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 10
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1917
Place of death or woundingSpoilbank, Belgium
Age at death21.3
Place of burialVormezeele Enclosures No. 1 and No. 2 (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert Edward and Mary Jane BELCHER, Canadaian, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 3017 Albert BELCHER, 5th Battalion, killed in action, 12 December 1916; Albert Hawkswood, killed in action.

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