Allan Percy Bellingham was born in Dalby, Queensland and at the age of 23 years in October 1916 he enlisted (Regimental Number 3110) in Warragul, Victoria. He stated his occupation as jockey and his address as Cann River via Orbost, Victoria. He listed his next of kin as his father, William Bellingham, at Malakoff near Dalby.
He was assigned to the 58th Battalion AIF/8th Reinforcements ranked as a Private and in December 1916 he embarked at Melbourne on the HMAT A7 Medic which disembarked troops at Plymouth, England in February 1917. From Plymouth troops went to the 15th Training Battalion at Hurdcott near Salisbury in Wiltshire. From late March 1917 Allan was hospitalised at Sutton Veny (Wiltshire), Harefield Park House (London) and Weymouth (Dorset). In August 1917 he was assigned to the Overseas Training Brigade at Hurdcott, was transferred to Perham Downs (Wiltshire), then back to Hurdcott where he, from November 1917 to January 1918, was On Command at the No 5 Divisional Signals School at Codford, Wiltshire.
In March 1918 he proceeded from Codford to Le Harve, France before being taken on strength by the 58th Battalion AIF on the 10th of April 1918.
On the 14th of April Private Allan Bellingham was wounded in action and died on the same day.
Allan is buried at the Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery near Amiens, France.
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