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Roderick James BELL

Regimental number4733
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolMcLaren Vale State School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMcLaren Vale, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Bell, McLaren Vale, South Australia
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death11 June 1917
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis John Patterson and Elizabeth Hannah BELL. Native of McLaren Vale, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3365 John Samuel BELL, 50th Battalion, killed in action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 26 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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