Sergeant Alfred James Fell

Service Number 64
Birth Date 09 May 1890
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Merseyside, Liverpool
Final Rank Sergeant
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 27 November 1918 on page 2266 at position 9
London Gazette 26 July 1918 on page 8864 at position 6

Alfred James Fell was born on 7 May 1890 at Liverpool, England to Captain Alfred and Christina Fell. He attended Wallasey Grammar School in England and Sydney Church of England Grammar School after arriving in Australia. Fell worked as an accountant before enlisting as a sergeant in the Australian Imperial Force on 22 August 1915. In April 1916, he was assigned to the 34th Battalion which had been formed in Maitland, New South Wales that January. Fell departed Australia aboard HMAT Hororata with the 34th Battalion on 2 May 1916. The battalion spent five months training in England and it was during this time that Fell attended the bombing school at Lyndhurst and Officer training school for Non-Commissioned Officers at Tidworth. He accompanied his unit to France on 21 November 1916. Fell was awarded the Military Cross on 27 November 1918 for his actions at Villers Bretonneux between 4 and 5 April 1918. In May 1918, Fell was reported missing and noted as a German prisoner of war on 27 May 1918. He was repatriated after the war and arrived in England on 1 December 1918. Alfred Fell returned to Australia from England aboard HMAT Orca and arrived in Sydney on 3 April 1919.

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Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    34th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    26 July 1918 on page 8864 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 November 1918 on page 2266 at position 9
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    01 April 1918
    Unit
    34th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant

Timeline

Date of birth 1890
Date of embarkation 1916-05-02
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-04

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