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Henry Bell was 39 years old, married and an insurance agent when he enlisted in Ballarat on 1st July 1915. He had been born in Bendigo. He was posted to the 29th Infantry Battalion with Regimental No.191. He was reported as Missing in Action during the terrible fighting at Fromelles. Some time later his identity discs were returned by the German authorities. There was no accompanying information. A Court of Enquiry determined that instead of being Missing in Action Private Bell should be recorded as Killed in Action on 19th July 1916. His name is recorded on the VC Corner, Australian Memorial Cemetery, at Fromelles in France.
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