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George BELL

Regimental number275
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolPresbyterian School, Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCoorow, Midland Railway, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMr J. McGill, Coorow, Midland Railway, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPlugge's Plateau Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Jane McFadyean BELL. Native of Scotland
Family/military connectionsCousin: 6544 Pte Thomas McGILL, 16th Battalion, died of wounds, France, 20 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Posted as missing in action, Dardanelles, 25 Apirl 1915.

Court of Enquiry, Fletre, France, 10 April 1916, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELL George

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