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Eric Chalcroft BELL

Regimental number739
Place of birthBasket Range, Norton Summit, South Australia
SchoolBasket Range Public School, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Nellie Bell, Botanic Street, Hackney, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 23rd Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 29 January 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBrothers in Law: 1392 Pte John Albert HARRELL, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, killed in action, France; 142 Pte William Morris HARRELL, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 14 August 1915; 1464 Pte Francis Charles HARRELL, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 December 1917.
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22.5
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 28), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Dorcas BELL; husband of M.E.N. BELL, Portrush Road, Toorak, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 9 April 1915.

Proceeded to jion Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1915.

Killed in action, Monash Valley, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELL Eric Chalcroft

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