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Thomas BELL

Regimental number3770
Place of birthWollongong New South Wales
SchoolMerewether Public School, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressNorth Street, Greta, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Bell, North Street, Greta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 April 1918
Place of death or woundingHangard Wood, France
Date of death8 April 1918
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialHengard Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
90
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Catherine BELL, husband of Beatrice BELL, Margaret Lane, Merewether, New South Wales. Born at Wollongong
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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