Albert Francis BELSON

BELSON, Albert Francis

Service Number: 7044
Enlisted: 15 November 1917, Cairns, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, 11 November 1898
Home Town: Malanda, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 18 July 1935, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

15 Nov 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7044, Cairns, Queensland
2 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, SN 7044, 26th Infantry Battalion
2 Mar 1918: Embarked Private, SN 7044, 26th Infantry Battalion, SS Ormonde, Sydney
3 Jun 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
13 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 9th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 7044, Cessation of hostilities

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

The three enlisted sons of Charles and Mary Belson (nee Grierson) of Malanda, Queensland:-

6460 Pte. Joseph Belson (/explore/people/341928) - returned to Australia;

7044 Pte. Albert Francis Belson - returned to Australia;

218 Pte. William Charles Belson (/explore/people/175127) - Killed in Action at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25 April 1915 (no known grave).