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John Charlton BELL

Regimental number4976
Place of birthKangaroo Ground, Victoria
SchoolState School, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDairy farmer
AddressYarra Glen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, John Bell, Kangaroo Grounds, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 9), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
100
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth BELL, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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