Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR
8th LHR, AIF
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Roll of Honour
Ernest Bell's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
Service number: 345
Rank: Lance Corporal [L Cpl]
Unit: 8th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 1 December 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: PALESTINE 9 Ramleh War Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: BELL, Lce. Cpl. Ernest, 345. 8th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 1st Dec., 1917. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Sarah Bell, of Heywood, Victoria, Australia. M. 67.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
A brief military biography of Ernest Bell from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Heywood, Victoria|
|School||Heywood State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, E Bell, 220 Rathmines Road, Hawthorn, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Enlistment date||23 September 1914|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/13/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action 1 December 1917|
|Place of death or wounding||Palestine|
|Age at death||23|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Ramleh War Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 67), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George Thomas and Sarah BELL, Heywood, Victoria|
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 16 March 1915; admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 20 June 1915 (contusion, left ankle); transferred to sweeper, 21 June 1915; to 15th Stationary Hospital, Lemnos Island, 21 June 1915; embarked for Alexandria, 3 July 1915; admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 3 July 1915 (influenza); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Ras-el-Tin, 6 July 1915; admitted to No 14 Receiving Hospital, 14 August 1915; discharged to unit, 15 August 1915; admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 11 September 1915; transferred to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montasah, 11 September 1915 (pneumonia); discharged to duty, 25 October 1915; marched into Australian Overseas Base, 26 October 1915; embarked Alexandria for Mudros Bay, 3 November 1915; marched into Anzac Advanced Base, 8 November 1915.
Disembarked Mudros Bay for Alexandria, 10 January 1916; marched into Australian Overseas Base, Alexandria, 10 January 1916.
Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 24 June 1916.
Transferred to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 23 July 1916; taken on strength, Ballybunion, 24 July 1915.
To hospital, Masaid, 20 February 1917; admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 21 February 1917 (enteritis); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mahamdiya, 21 February 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 26 February 1917 (colitis); to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 2 March 1917; discharged to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 22 March 1917; taken on strength, Moascar, 22 March 1917.
Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 3 April 1917; passed Hotchkiss Course as Gunner, 14 April 1917; returned to unit, 14 April 1917 ; transferred to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 17 April 1917; taken on strength, Mendue, 18 April 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, Shellal, 26 May 1917.
Detached to Australian Mounted Division Headquarters, 8 November 1917; rejoined unit, 30 November 1917.
Killed in action, Palestine, 1 December 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BELL Ernest|
Lest we forget
Citation: 8th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Ernest Bell