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Cecil Roy BELL

Regimental number836
Place of birthMarulan, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCamp Street, Adelong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Bell, Camp Street, Adelong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Militia (Citizen Military Forces).
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 26 June 1915
Date of embarkation incorrectly listed on Embarkation Roll as 7 June 1915.
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918
Discharge date21 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 30 August 1918; disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit: bomb wound, back and buttock), Sydney, 21 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Clive.
Date of death31 January 1974 Goulburn, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELL Cecil Roy

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