James Joseph Thomas BELL


BELL, James Joseph Thomas

Service Number: 1023
Enlisted: 1 September 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Gundagai, Gundagai, New South Wales
Schooling: State Public School, Gudagai, New South Wales
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen, At sea on board HS Gascon, 29 June 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Panel 13
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gundagai Anzac Grove War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1023, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1023, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1023, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of W. J. A.  and Louisa Bell of Gundagai, NSW. Brother of Louis Augustus Bell who was killed in action on 26 October 1917 while serving with the 4th Artillery Field Brigade and was buried in the Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Plot V1, Row F, Grave 14 and Oscar Isaac Bell of Gundagai, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal