Trooper Harold Thomas Bell

Service number 3650
Ranks Held Private, Trooper
Birth Date 1901
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Creswick
Death Date 01 November 1917
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Also known as Harold Thomas Wickham
Final Rank Trooper
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Trooper Harold Thomas Bell (3650, 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment) was a farmer from Walpeup, Victoria. He enlisted under the alias of Harold Thomas Wickham. Harold received gunshot wounds which fractured a leg during the charge against Beersheba on 31 October 1917, and died of his wounds the following day. He was 16 years and 7 months of age. Harold is buried in the Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.

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Timeline

Date of birth 1901
Date of enlistment 17 March 1917
Date of embarkation 22 June 1917
Date of death 01 November 1917
Date of fate 01 November 1917