Roderick James BELL

BELL, Roderick James

Service Number: 4733
Enlisted: 14 October 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: McLaren Flat, South Australia, 26 December 1892
Home Town: McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: McLaren Vale State School, South Australia
Occupation: Vigneron
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 11 June 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, McLaren Vale Memorial Wall, McLaren Vale Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

14 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
9 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4733, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Mongolia embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
9 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4733, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
11 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, 4733, 50th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 4733 awm_unit: 50 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-06-11

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Son of Francis John Paterson and Elizabeth Hannah BELL

Another son 3365 Private John Samuel Bell of the 50th Battalion was killed in action at Anzac Ridge, Ypres Sector, Belgium on 26 September 1917