George BELL

BELL, George

Service Number: 275
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wigtown, Scotland, 6 November 1887
Home Town: Coorow, Coorow, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Plugge's Plateau Cemetery, Anzac
Plugges Plateau Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geraldton Gallipoli Roll of Honour, Wyalkatchem War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 275, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement Private, 275, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Private, 275, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 275, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...275 Private George Bell, 11th Battalion. Pte Bell, a labourer and native of Scotland, enlisted from Coorow on the Midland Railway, WA on 17 August 1914. He was killed in action at the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 but his body wasn't recovered from no-mans land until 1919. Pte Bell is buried at the Plugge's Plateau Cemetery. He was 24." - SOURCE (