Edmund BELCHER MC

BELCHER, Edmund

Service Numbers: 2037, N74463
Enlisted: 28 June 1915, Sydney
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2 Garrison Battalion (NSW)
Born: Aramac, Queensland, Australia, 26 September 1889
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draper and Mercer
Died: Natural causes, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia, 23 November 1973, aged 84 years
Cemetery: East Maitland Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
RC, B
Memorials: Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2037, 19th Infantry Battalion, Sydney
9 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, 2037, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
9 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, 2037, 19th Infantry Battalion
12 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2037, 19th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
16 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 19th Infantry Battalion
27 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2037, 19th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , Buried by gas shell.
19 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion
1 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion
18 Jun 1917: Honoured Military Cross, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Lagnicourt on 15 April 1917 handing his Lewis gun with great skill engaging two enemy machine guns and saving a critical situation.
6 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele , Broodseinde Ridge, GSW back (severe)
4 Jun 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion, HT Mahia, Devonport for return to Australia - arriving 17 July 1919.
19 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 19th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

5 Jun 1940: Enlisted N74463, 2 Garrison Battalion (NSW), Paddington, Lieutenant
13 Nov 1943: Discharged N74463, 2 Garrison Battalion (NSW), Captain

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