Laurie George BELL


BELL, Laurie George

Service Number: 909
Enlisted: 1 September 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, England, 1892
Home Town: Surry Hills, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1 December 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row A, Grave 1 Rev. W.M. McKenzie officiated Headstone inscription reads: Death divides but memories cling, Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 909, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 909, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 909, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
7 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 909, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shrapnel wound to the arm
19 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion, In the field
1 Dec 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 909, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was 60 Arthur Street, Surry Hills, NSW

Son of William and Elizabeth Bell of Marrick, Richmond, England. Next of kin given as his sister Annie Bell of Thomas Street, Haworth, Yorkshire, England

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

Served in the Territorials, England for 3 years with the rank of Private