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Walter Harold BELL

Regimental number2332
Date of birth1 May 1894
Place of birthBristol, Gloucestershire, England
SchoolBristol Cathedral School, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionProtestant
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss Louisa Bell, No 12 College Green, Bristol, England
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1922
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date25 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France. Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 11 September 1915; joined 10th Bn at Gallipoli, 18 September 1915. Admitted sick to Hospital Ship, Gallipoli, 20 October 1915; admitted to hospital, Malta, 27 October 1915; to 3rd Auxilary Hospital, Cairo, 1 January 1916. Taken on strength, 50th Bn, Egypt, 2 April 1916; embarked, Alexandria, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916. Seconded to 13th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 17 July 1916. Sick several times: local treatment. Sent on course, Brigade Training School, 16-30 March 1918. Admitted to 55th Casualty Clearing Station (diarrhoea), 27 September 1918; rejoined unit, 5 October 1918. Admitted 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England (influenza), 24 February 1919; discharged, 19 March 1919. Left for Australia on board 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919.

Date of death8 August 1964 - Adelaide, South Australia
Age at death70

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