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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


James Fletcher BELL

Born 1881 in Manchester, Lancashire, England [30]
Married Annie MINGHAM in 1916 in Perth, Western Australia [66]
Teamster in Coorow, Western Australia in 1916 [19]
Later in 1916 he was working as a Stud Groom in the Perth suburb of Maddington [30: item 3008656]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 1 December 1916 [30: item 3008656]
Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 7½ inches tall, weighed 147 pounds, and had blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
After brief training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed to the 24th Reinforcements of the 11th Infantry Battalion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917 [30]
Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 27 March 1917 and after further training proceeded to France on 30 July 1917 [30]
Private 7213 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Infantry Battalion in France and Belgium during the First World War [30]
Killed in Action in Belgium on 20 September 1917; buried Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium [30]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Fletcher Bell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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