Alan St Clair BELCHER

Regimental number12/23
Date of birth10 November 1893
Place of birthAuckland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressSchool Road, Onehunga
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.4
Height6' 2"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, A E Belcher, School Road, Onehunga, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Auckland Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment; previously rejected for NZEF enlistment on the grounds of underage.
Enlistment date15 January 1917
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll12/23A
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 3 May 1918
Discharge date22 October 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 12/671 Pte Alfred BELCHER, Auckland Infantry Regiment, returned to New Zealand, 8 August 1915.
Other details

Enlisted, 18 August 1914; discharged (underage), 24 August 1914.

Re-enlisted, 15 January 1917; embarked New Zealand, 12 June 1917; disembarked, Devonport, England, 16 August 1917.

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to New Zealand from Avonmouth on board HT 'Maheno', 3 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right hand and thigh), 22 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death16 April 1972 Wellington
Age at death78
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 20544280