William John BELL

41st Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 3021.

Killed in Action, 6 April 1918, Somme, France.

Biographical Details  

Born: 17 January 1892 at Mackay, QLD, Australia.

Father: John BELL

Mother: Mary McCAULL.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: State School, Mackay, QLD.

Occupation: Farmer

Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 24 October 1916 at Mackay, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

7 February 1917 with 41st  Battalion,

7th  Reinforcements at Sydney, NSW on

Ship H.M.A.T. A18 "Wiltshire".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 6 April 1918 while serving with 41st  Battalion at Somme Sector, France at the age of 26 years.

Burial place: Villers-Brettoneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, France, Portion I, Row D, Grave No. 7.

Next of Kin:  Father, John Bell, York Street, Charters Towers, QLD.

Religion: Presbyterian.


Commemorative Details


Panel 133,  Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Cenotaph

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.

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