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James Edwin Bell MINERDS

Regimental number3603
Date of birth14 September 1890
Place of birthTorrensville, South Australia
SchoolMitcham Model School, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationGardener
AddressMitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, J E Bell Minerds, Albert Street, Mitcham, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Discharge date7 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: [3410] Lt Henry Ernest Clifford MINERDS, 50th Bn, killed in action, Broodseinde, Belgium, 18 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Swankopmund', 15 June 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 30 July 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 7 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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