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William BELL

Regimental number2348
Place of birthScotland
SchoolPublic School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressRoelands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William J Bell, Manavale, York, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death22 September 1917 (died of wounds)
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row C, Grave no. 5), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W.J. and Agnes BELL, Guildord, Western Australia

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