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Samuel Bell


5th Infantry Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus glabra 'Lutescens'
  • Planted By: Mr. C. Quick
  • Plaque: 3730

Additional Info

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Samuel Arthur Bell (SN 2379) was born in Ballarat and educated at Macarthur Street State School. He was an unmarried farmer from Walpeup when he enlisted on June 12th 1916 as a 23 year old. He embarked from Melbourne aboard the Shropshire on September 25th and reached France in December where he joined the 57th Battalion. He was killed in action on August 8th 1918 during the fierce fighting north of Amiens. He was buried by comrades but after the war his grave could not be located. His name is recorded on the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux and on the honour board of the Macarthur Street State School.

His brother Harold also served in the AIF and is honoured with a tree in the Avenue.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour