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Albany BELL

Regimental number5068
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressThompson Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr J C Bell, Thompson Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Courage and skill in carrying forward supplies of ammuntion, also as messenger. (Louverval 15 Apeil 1917).
Mention in Despatches April 1917.
Recommendation date: 23 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At LOUVERVAL, FRANCE, on 15th April 1917, Pte. BELL during the enemy attack, in addition to messages, he carried forward supplies of ammunition and grenades to picquet posts thereby showing courage and skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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