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William Stewart BELL

Regimental number3494
Place of birthSandgate, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer assistant
AddressGray Road, Hill End, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W H Bell, Fitzroy Chambers, Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher-bearer attd. 21st Bn (Mouquet Farm).'
Recommendation date: 4 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Elizabeth BELL; Wife: Lilian E. BELL
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearers attached to the 21st Battalions at MOUQUET FARM, during the attack on the 26th August, 1916. These men carried out their dangerous duty under continuous heavy fire in the open, and were able to bring in many men whose services would have otherwise been lost to the Force. Their conduct is worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 April 1936
Age at death42
Place of burialMount Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland

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