Percy William BELBIN

BELBIN, Percy William

Service Number: 1801
Enlisted: 17 May 1916, Hobart, Tas.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Morland, England, 1894
Home Town: Longford, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Tas., 4 November 1949, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Monumental, Section C2, 148
Memorials: Bracknell District Baptist Churches HR, Bracknell HR, Longford Christ Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1801, 40th Infantry Battalion, Hobart, Tas.
8 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1801, 40th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1801, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Hobart

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Samuel and Louisa A. Belbin, Bishopsbourne, Tasmania

BELBIN-On November 4, 1949, at the Launceston General Hospital, Percy William Belbin, of 33 Como Cres., Newstead, only son of the late Samuel and Louisa A. Belbin, formerly  of Westbury, and loved brother of Amy, Ruby, and Violet (Mrs. H. Bricknell). Aged 56 years. Late 40th Battalion, 1st A.I.F.

Mr. P. W. Belbin The funeral of Mr. Percy William Belbin, 33 Como Cres., Newstead, who died on Friday, took place on Monday morning at Carr Villa Cemetery, where there was a  large gathering of relatives and friends and members of the Westbury and Launceston R.S.L. branches. Rev. F. V. Winn, of Chant St. Methodist Church, conducted the services and Mr. Hugh Bearup conducted the Anzac Service.
Chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. H. Bricknell (brother-in-law and sister), Misses Ruby and Amy Belbin (sisters), and Mr. J. R. Belbin (cousin). Mr. C. S. Fitzpatrick and Mr. A. J.  Caswell represented the Westbury Trotting Club.
Pall-bearers were Messrs. W. Jacobs, L. McKenzie, C. J. R. Smith, A. W. Pickett, S. Draper and H. Bracken, members of the R.S.L.
Funeral arrangements were by C. T. Finney and Sons.