Frank Allenby BELFORD

BELFORD, Frank Allenby

Service Number: NX45701
Enlisted: 26 June 1940
Last Rank: Lance Bombardier
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Field Regiment
Born: Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia, 29 November 1917
Home Town: Taree, Greater Taree, New South Wales
Schooling: Taree Public & High Schools, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Forestry Commission employee
Died: Illness whilst a Prisoner of the Japanese, Malaya, 22 February 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Grave Ref: 2 B 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Taree Honour Rolls
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement NX45701
26 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Bombardier, NX45701, 2nd/15th Field Regiment
22 Feb 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Bombardier, NX45701, 2nd/15th Field Regiment

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frank Allenby BELFORD was born in Gloucester, NSW on 29th November, 1917

His parents were Francis Thomas BELFORD & Gladys Frances CORBETT

He worked as a Plant Nurseryman with the Forestry Commission before he enlisted in the Army

Frank died in Malaya from Illness whilst a prisoner of war of the Japanese and is buried in the Kranji War Cemetery

"He gave his life for the glory of God, in defence of the British Empire"


His father Francis Thomas BELFORD (SN 3106) served during WW1 with the 6th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia in 1919

His brother William Noel BELFORD (SN 413945) was a Flight Lieutenant with the 626 Squadron in the RAAF and died on 27th January, 1944