Born at Perth, CoE. Enlisted 11 January 1915 age 20, draughtsman. Nok his parents, Henry Thomas Bell and Alice Agnes Bell of Gamallie, Beach St, Cottesloe. He had previously served as a sergeant with the 86th Infantry Reserves. Embarked at Fremantle 29 June 1915 per A11 Ascanius. He served at Gallipoli and in France, where he was promoted to 2nd Lieut on 23 March 1916. He was killed in action on 29 July 1916 and buried at Villers Bretonneux, France. Brother of Edgar Watson Bell * and Colonel Frederick Bell VC. Service medals 1914-15 Star, BWM, and VM. Ocean Beach (29th) Troop Boy Scouts Honour Roll.