Louis Augustus BELL


BELL, Louis Augustus

Service Number: 1385
Enlisted: 16 August 1915, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Gundagai, Gundagai, New South Wales
Schooling: Gundagai Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 26 October 1917
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres
Plot V1, Row F, Grave 14 Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory of our Jack also Tom who was buried at sea
Memorials: Gundagai Anzac Grove War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1385, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Sydney
4 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1385, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
4 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1385, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Mashobra, Sydney
18 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Gunner, 1st Light Horse Regiment, In the field
22 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, In the field
6 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1385, Third Ypres, Shell wound to the fingers on the right hand
26 Oct 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 1385, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Allen James Bell and Louisa Mable Grace Bell of Kimo Road, Gundagai, NSW. Brother of James Joseph Thomas Bell who died of wounds on the 29 June 1915 having served with the 1st Battalion and was buried at sea and James A. Bell who returned to Australia on 5 April 1919 having served with the 4th Field Artillery Brigade

6 May 1917 - He made a will in favour of Oscar I. Bell stating that he (Louis) owned 252.5 acres of land, 2 horses, 3 head of cattle, 20 sheep, 1 saddle and bridle, plough and harness etc plus a bike

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