John Robert BELSEY

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BELSEY, John Robert

Service Number: 1510
Enlisted: 10 December 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1888
Home Town: Abbotsford, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sawyer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915
Cemetery: Johnston's Jolly Cemetery
Sp. Mem. 1. Inscription IN MEMORY OF THE HUSBAND OF F.JOSEPHINE & FATHER OF JACK BELSEY
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Johnston's Jolly Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1510, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1510, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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"BELSEY.— Killed in action at the Dardanelles, Sergeant John R. Belsey, dearly beloved husband of Florence J. Belsey, and loved son-in-law of Mr. Fix this text
and Mrs. J. Marshall, of "Derryhill," Nicholson st., Abbotsford. He gave his life for his country.

BELSEY.— A tribute of love to the memory of our dear friend, Sergeant John Robert Belsey, killed in action at the Dardanelles. A good life nobly ended. - Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. D. McInnes, 185 Vere-street, Abbotsford." - from the Melbourne Age 06 Sep 1915 (nla.gov.au)

"On New Year's Day last one of the visiting pipers who played with the Maryborough band was Mr J. R. Belsey, a strapping young Scot who was on leave from the Broadmeadows Camp, and who came to Maryborough on his honeymoon. He expressed great pleasure at the gathering, and hoped to be back in time for the next one. But fate has willed otherwise, for the name of Sergeant J. R. Belsey appeared in the last casualty list among those killed in action in the fierce fighting of August 7." - from the Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser 13 Sep 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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