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Henry BELL

Regimental number6713
Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
SchoolRichmond Hill State School, Charters Towers, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressProserpine, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Bell, Strand Hotel, Bowen, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death18 August 1917
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 20), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
74
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George William and Elizabeth Ann BELL, William Street, Bowen, Queensland. Native of Charters Towers, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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