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William George BELL

Regimental number3478
Place of birthEngland
SchoolAdelaide Public School, South Australia
Age on arrival in Australia2
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWoomargama PO via Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 8"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M C Bell, Woomargama PO via Albury, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Date of death19-20 July 1916
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 2), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Robert BELL, husband of M.C. BELL, The Post Office, Woomargama, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Buried in cemetery at Sailly-sur-la-Lys by Reverend W. M. Holliday, 21 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELL William George

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