Bert Adams (Tissy) BELL

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BELL, Bert Adams

Service Number: 784
Enlisted: 11 January 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, Western Australia, February 1894
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: James St Boys' School Perth
Occupation: Draughtsman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cottesloe Ocean Beach No 29 Troop Boy Scouts Honour Roll, Midland Officers & Contract Surveyors of the Department of Lands & Surveys WA Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 784, Perth, Western Australia
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 784, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 784, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 784, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Company Sergeant Major (CSM) Bert 'Tissy' Adams Bell, 28th Battalion, of Cottesloe Beach, WA. A draughtsman prior to enlistment, CSM Bell embarked from Fremantle on HMAT Ascanius on 29 June 1915. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt), and was later killed in action on 29 July 1916, at Pozieres, France, aged 21." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)