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Harold Bell

Private

4th Light Horse Regiment

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus simonii
  • Planted By: Unknown
  • Plaque: 3732

Additional Info

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Biography

Harold Thomas Bell enlisted in March 1917 under the pseudonym Harold Wickham, giving his age as 21. This deception was not discovered until after his death, when his effects were sent to his father. Single and a farm labourer, he was living at home with his father at Walpeup when he enlisted at age 16 as a Trooper in the 4th Light Horse Regiment. He was seriously wounded during the Attack on Beersheba and died on November 1st 1917. He is buried in the Beersheba War Cemetery in Palestine.

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

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour