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John Richard BELL

Regimental number64320
Date of birth16 October 1888
Place of birthCarlisle, England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCoraki, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29.8
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Florence Bell, Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date1 July 1918
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Unit name6th General Service Reinforcements (Queensland) (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Malta on 16 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date13 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 16 October 1918; admitted to ship's hospital, 16 October 1918 (measles); discharged, 26 October 1918; admitted to ship's hospital, 8 November 1918 (influenza); transshipped Colombo, Ceylon, to HS 'Marama', 10 November 1918; disembarked Suez, 21 November 1918, and admitted to Government Hospital; discharged to duty, 23 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 13 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BELL John Richard

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