|Place of birth||Coleraine, Ireland|
|Place of birth||Londonderry, Ireland|
|School||Mascosquin Intermediate School, Coleraine, Ireland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||19|
|Address||Station Lane, Cloncurry, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs C K Bell, Castleroe, Coleraine, Ireland|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Cloncurry, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Wounded at Dernancourt, died at Etaples.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Dernancourt, France|
|Age at death||25|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Etaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXXIII, Row G, Grave No. 18), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charlotte C. and the late William John BELL, Portstewart, Ireland|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 17 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 January 1917; marched in to 3rd Training Bn, 16 February 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 23 May 1917; marched out to 49th Bn, Havre, 13 June 1917; taken on strength of 49th Bn, 21 June 1917.
Wounded in action and admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 13 August 1917 (sprained left elbow); transferred to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 15 August 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 17 August 1917; to Base, 21 August 1917.
Marched in to 4th Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 23 August 1917; proceeded to join unit, 1 September 1917; rejoined unit, 7 September 1917.
Admitted to 21st Casualty Clearing Station, 11 December 1917 (abscess to face); transferred to Ambulance Train, 12 December 1917; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 13 December 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 26 December 1917; to 'M.B.' Depot, 29 December 1917; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 1 January 1918.
Admitted to Australian General Hospital, 5 January 1918 (dislocated nasal bones); discharged to Base, 10 January 1918.
Marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 11 January 1918; marched out to join unit, 21 January 1918; rejoined 49th Bn in the field, 26 January 1918; on leave to England, 4 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 March 1918.
Wounded in action, 5 April 1918; admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 6 April 1918 (gun shot wound to back).
Died of wounds, France, 10 April 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BELL John Alfred Rudolph|