Harold Douglas BELL

Regimental number12/700
Date of birth14 March 1890
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 9.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinHorace Bell, 31 Cumberland Street, Richmond, Christchurch
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankCorporal
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 5 February 1917
Discharge date26 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, 8 May 1915 (shrapnel wound, shoulder); commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Tahiti', 7 August 1915.

Returned to Egypt; disembarked, 12 February 1916.

Wounded in action, 15 September 1916.

Commenced return to New Zealand from Southampton on board SS 'Marama', 5 February 1917; discharged (no longer fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 26 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death24 September 1958 Christchurch
Age at death68
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22274371

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