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Henry George BELL

Regimental number1516
Place of birthSouthampton, England
True NameKING, Henry George
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address5 St Marys Terrace, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Mrs R Carver, 82 Reid Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date15 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken prisoner of war, Langicourt, France, 15 April 1917; interned Limburg, Germany.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 15 July 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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