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Frank BELL

Regimental number13595
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGroom
AddressBurringbar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Bell, Frutel Park, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMember of the Boy Scouts for 3 years.
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Agnes BELL; Wife: Ethel BELL
Discharge date22 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 29 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916.

Proceeded from No 2 Camp Parkhouse, England, to France, 15 June 1917; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 16 June 1917; marched out to Army Medical Corps, 27 June 1917; taken on strength of 40th Bn, 29 June 1917; on leave to England, 11 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 February 1918.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 16 June 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty and rejoined unit in the field, 19 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 14 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 30 August 1918; detached for duty with 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 November 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 14 December 1918; marched out for return to Australia, 8 January 1919; marched out to England, 13 January 1919; disembarked Southampton, England, and marched in to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 14 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 April 1919; discharged, 22 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 February 1920
Age at death37
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELL Frank

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