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John BELL

Date of birth7 October 1885
SchoolGeelong Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressWurruck South, Shelford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.5"
Weight173 lbs
Next of kinMrs A C Bell, c/o W M Bell, Dennys, Lascelles Ltd, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in Geelong Grammar School Cadets (last year as Lt).
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLT (Automobile Corps)
Unit name1st Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/1/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateDied of wounds 27 December 1917
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie Carstairs BELL, Geelong, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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