BELLIS, Arnold

Service Number: 801
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Morphetville, SA
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Train
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 10 November 1893
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Goodwood Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Measles & Appendicitis, France, 17 March 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 801, 1st Divisional Train, Morphetville, SA
22 Oct 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 801, 1st Divisional Train
22 Oct 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 801, 1st Divisional Train, HMAT Hymettus, Adelaide
17 Mar 1917: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Driver, SN 801, 1st Divisional Train


The Advertiser Wednesday 25 April 1917 page 8

Mr and Mrs J Bellis, of Goodwood, have received news of the death from appendicitis of their son, Driver Arnold Bellis, which occurred at the South Midland Clearing Casualty Station on March 17. He was born at Broken Hill on November 10, 1893, and was educated in Western Australia, and at the Goodwood school. He enlisted on the outbreak of the war joined the Army Service Corps, embarked in October, 1914, and spent his twenty-first birthday at sea. He saw service on Gallipolli where he was wounded on Christmas Day I915. On recovering, he was sent to France in April. He was a member of the Goodwood Presbyterian Bible Class and a student at the School of Mines. Although of a retiring disposition, he was greatly esteemed by his friends, and the loss of such a manly young fellow will be severely felt by them.

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Arnold BELLIS was born on 10th November, 1893 in Broken Hill, New South Wales

His parents were Jesse BELLIS and Ellen WARD who married in NSW in 1886 (Registered in Liverpool, NSW)