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Isaac Leichardt BELL

Regimental number515
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressBairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Bell, Bannister Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. This N.C.O. was in charge of a Signalling Station in a dangerous part of the Area. The conditions were very difficult but he managed to maintain communication, personally supervising the maintenance of the Line. His cheerfulness, energy, and courage were of great assistance to the rest of the Signalling personnel.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 September 1966

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