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Percy Randloph BELLEW

Regimental number180
Place of birthKnock, Co Down, Ireland
Other NamesMELLEW
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorticulturist
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height6' 3"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinThomas A Bellew, 6 Percy Street, Liverpool, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll118
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date23 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (gun shot wound, knee); admitted to No 24 Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 23 August 1915; discharged, 25 August 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, April 1916 (exact date not recorded).

Found guilty, 14 May 1916, of while on Active Service being found out of bounds contrary to Corps Orders: awarded 14 days? Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 11 August 1916 (eye trouble); discharged to duty, 12 August 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 12 September 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 20 September 1916.

On leave to Ireland, 10 December 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 26 December 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 21 January 1917 (eye trouble); discharged to duty, 22 January 1917.

On leave, 6 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 20 September 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station, 26 October 1917, and transferred same day to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 27 October 1917 (trench fever); to England, 24 November 1917, and admitted same day to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, 24 November 1917. Discharged on furlough, 5 January 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 19 January 1918. Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 27 April 1918. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot from hospital, 11 May 1918. Charged with being absent without leave, midnight 16 May, until 6.20 am, 17 May 1918: charge dismissed.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ?Leicestershire?, 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged, Adelaide, 23 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELLEW Percy Randloph

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