|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Henry Bell, Londrigan via Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||37th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/54/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||37th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked from Melbourne, 3 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 25 July 1916. Admitted to hospital, 2 September 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 15 September 1916. Admitted to hospital, Larkhill, 19 October 1916; discharged, 16 November 1916; total treatment for venereal disease: 29 days.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.
Admitted to Divisional Rest Station, 28 November 1916; transferred to No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 2 December 1916; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 3 December 1916; discharged to Base Details, 6 May 1917. Total treatment for venereal disease: 160 days.
Admitted to 51st General Hospital, 7 May 1917; discharged to Base Details, 10 June 1917. Total treatment for venereal disease: 35 days.
Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 13 June 1917; discharged to Base Details, 9 September 1917. Total treatment for venereal disease: 89 days.
Found guilty, 13 September 1917, of being absent without leave from 4.30 pm until apprehended by Military Police, 10 pm, 11 September 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 14 days' pay.
Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Rouelles, 15 September 1917; dischagred to Australian General Base Depot, 9 October 1917. Total treatment for venereal disease: 25 days.
Admitted to hospital, 28 June 1918 (influenza); transferred to No. 2 Stationary Hospital, 3 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 16 July 1918.
Wounded in action (gassed), 25 August 1918; transferred to England, 28 August 1918; admitted to 1st Birmingham War Hospital, 29 August 1918 (gas shell poisoning). Transferred to No. 1 auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 September 1918; granted furlough, 16-30 September 1918, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny.
Commenced return to Australia, 25 January 1919 on board HT 'Ceramic'; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged, 14 May 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|