David Malcolm FELL


FELL, David Malcolm

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: Royal Field Artillery
Born: 6 July 1896, place not yet discovered
Home Town: Warrawee, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Shore Church of England Grammar School
Occupation: Law Student
Died: Killed In Action, France, 17 July 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery
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Memorials: Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement British Forces (All Conflicts), Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Royal Field Artillery

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of David Fell, of Routs Green, Bledlow Ridge, High Wycombe, Bucks, and the late Mabel Fell. Native of Sydney, New South Wales. Joined from Jesus College, Cambridge.


Served in Royal Field Artillery 166th Brigade

Lieutenant David Malcolm Fell was the eldest son of Mr. David Fell, of Sydney, and was 20 years of age.  He was a member of the Officers' Training School for a year, and obtained his commission while at Jesus College, Cambridge, in the Imperial Royal Field Artillery, and went to France in March last.  He was killed in action on July 17 last.  He was an old boy of the Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney, and while there was a prefect, won his colours for football, and did well in boxing.

Disembarked at Le Havre joined 166 Brigade 33rd Division which went into action on 15 July 1916 at Mametz Wood on the Somme.  Killed in action on 17 July 1916 at the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Dartmoor Cemetery.