Heritage > BELL David McKenzie: 1893 -1916, KIA ANZAC
The Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015.
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David McKenzie BELL
|Given Names||David McKenzie|
|Birth Place||Newport VIC|
|Occupation at time of Enlistment||Sawmill hand|
|Date of Enlistment||18.9.1915|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years 10 months|
|Next of Kin||Father: Henry BELL|
|Address at Date of Enrolment||Yarra Junction, VIC|
|Date of Embarkation||28.1.1916|
|Name of Ship||HMAT A32 Themistocles|
|Port of Embarkation||Melbourne, VIC|
|Nominal roll||Nominal Roll|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||57th Battalion|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Australia War Memorial Honour Roll||Roll of honourDavid McKenzie Bell’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory|
|Location on the roll of Honour||Panel No 163|
|Fate||Killed in action alongside his brother Hewitt BELL|
|Date of Death||28.10.1916|
|Age at Death||23 years|
|Place of Death / Wounding||Albert, FRANCE|
|Roll of Honour Circular||Yes|
|Commemoration Details||Villers Bretonneux Memorial, 10762 casualties|
British war Medal
Where Australian’s Rest
|Local Rolls Of Honour.
||Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows: Upper Yarra Museum.
Political Labor Council Honor Roll, Shire Hall Yarra Junction 1918 : Upper Yarra RSL.
West Warburton District Roll of Honor: Wesburn Primary School
Yarra Junction School 3216 : Yarra Junction Primary
||Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen.
|Memorial trees||Yarra Junction|
||Dead man’s Penny:Upper Yarra Museum|
AIF Data Base
|David McKenzie Bell|
Family and Early Life
|Father Henry and mother Ethel May Bell.Brother 4424 Pte Hewitt Henry BELL, 57 Bn.David and Hewitt left a brother Tom and sisters Ida and Maud to mourn their loss.Sister Maud McOwan “Yarra View” Yarra Junction.|
|War Service: Egypt and the Western Front.
David and his brother were killed in action when a shell burst over them whilst they were carrying a badly wounded soldier. All three were killed.
Brother 4424 Pte Hewitt Henry BELL, 57 Bn.
Father received David’s personal effects including a testament [dge], match box [dge] wallet, cigarette