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Kenneth A BELL

SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
Other trainingHeld a certificate in the Merchant Marine. Was a law student at the time of enlistment.
OccupationUniversity student
AddressCherrie Hyton, Holden Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, R A Bell, Cherrie Hyton, Holden Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name19th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTook out a certificate in the Merchant Marine with the intention of becoming a Marine Barrister. Was offered a commission in the Royal Australian Navy on the outbreak of war but declined the offer to join the Army.
FateKilled in Action 26 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death26 July 1916
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 33), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Aitken and Amelia Laura BELL, 'Cherree Hynton', Holden Street, Ashfield, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsCousin: (2125) Lt Kenneth Gartrelle CONNELLY, 18th Bn, killed in action, 3 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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