Thomas Henry Bell

First Name: 
Middle Name: 
Last Name: 
Date of Birth: 
Monday, November 28, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Catherine Bell (nee Dixon)
Father's Name: 
Henry Bell
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 6, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
20th Battalion
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, April 8, 1918
Place of Death: 
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action

Thomas Bell (Service No 3770) was born at Mount Keira, via Wollongong, N.S.W.   In 1905 he married Beatrice Campbell.

When Thomas enlisted he was 32 years old and working as a miner.

Thomas embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A54 Runic with 9th Reinforcements, 20th Battalion, on 20th January 1916.  He arrived in Egypt on 26th February 1916 and was sent on to France, arriving there on 25th March 1916.

Thomas served on the Western Front until 25th September 1916 when he was admitted to hospital with a knee injury.  Over the next 18 months he was to be admitted to hospital due to this ongoing knee problem a number of times.  He returned to his unit in Belgium for the last time on 18th February 1918 and served as a stretcher bearer for his Company.

On 8th April 1918, Thomas was sleeping in his dugout when it was hit by a shell, and he was killed instantly.

Thomas is buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery  Extension, France: Plot I, Row H, Grave 15.

NAA: B2455, BELL T

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