Regimental number12/671
Date of birth6 May 1894
Place of birthAuckland
ReligionNo religious affiliation stated
AddressSchool Road, Onehunga
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.3
Height5' 9.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Belcher, School Road, Onehunga
Previous military serviceServed in the Waikato Mounted Rifles, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date31 August 1914
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.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 8 August 1915
Discharge date25 November 1915
Family/military connectionsBrother: 12/23 Alan St Clair BELCHER, Auckland Infantry Regiment, returned to New Zealand, 3 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25-29 April 1915.

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Tahiti', 8 August 1915; discharged (no longer physically fit for Active Service [amputated fingers, left hand]), 25 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death6 September 1956 Wellington
Age at death61
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22274231

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