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Gerald Annett BELL

Regimental number33760
Date of birth12 April 1891
Place of birthCooktown, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Sydenham', Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Bell, 'Evelyn', Irving Road, Toorak, Victoria
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1919
Discharge date26 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 10 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918; taken on strength, 11th Field Artillery Brigade and posted to 41st Battery, 15 January 1918.

Admitted to hospital (lumbago), 25 July 1918; transferred to England, 24 August 1918. Placed on indefinite leave awaiting family ship, 7 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 6 February 1920; discharged, 26 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death19 July 1962
Age at death71
Place of burialCooma Cemetery, New South Wales

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