James Otto BELL

BELL, James Otto

Service Number: 94
Enlisted: 14 January 1915, An original of A Company
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Wallington, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Western Road Council School, Sheffield, England
Occupation: Market gardener
Died: Died of wounds, France, 5 November 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 2, Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wallington Roll of Honor Book
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World War 1 Service

14 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 94, 21st Infantry Battalion, An original of A Company
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, 94, 24th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, 94, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
5 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 94, 21st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His half-brother, (they shared the same father) 2121 Pte. Ernest Bartrop Bell, 2nd Battalion AIF, was killed in action 30 June 1916, age 23.