William Ivan Victor BELLINGER

Regimental number1852
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressHadspen, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Wm Bellinger, Hadspen, Tasmania
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 13 June 1917

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

'He accompanied his platoon Officer on a reconnaissance of a proposed Communication Trench on the afternoon of 7th and 8th June 1917 in front of MESSINES. The route lay parallel to the front line and necessitated his passing through an enemy barrage for a quarter of a mile, and then 500 yards across the open ground which was being swept by enemy machine guns. On the night of 8th under cover of darkness he guided his Company on to work, and had to make six trips through a barrage to do so. he set a fine example to his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917