Heritage > BELL Hewitt Henry: 1891 – 1916, KIA ANZAC
Avenue of honour Upper YarraThe 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.

Hewitt Henry BELL

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Family Name BELL
Given Names Hewitt Henry
Birth Date 1891
Birth Place Newport VIC
Occupation at time of Enlistment Saw mill hand
Date of Enlistment 21.9.1915
Age at Enlistment 25 years 10 months
Service Number(s) 4434
Next of Kin Father: Henry BELL
Embarkation Embarkation roll listed as Henry Remy
Address at Date of Enrolment Yarra Junction, VIC
Date of Embarkation: AIF Project 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 honour

Roll of Honour name projection

Hewitt Henry 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 in the field. Hewitt was buried at ALBERT
Date of Death 28.10.1916
Age at Death 25 years
Roll of Honour Circular Yes
Place of Death / Wounding Albert, FRANCE. No known grave
Commemoration Details Villers Bretonneux Memorial
Medals** Victory Medal
British war Medal
Memorial scroll
Memorial plaque
Where Australian’s Rest
Local Rolls Of Honour
Political Labor Council Honor Roll, Shire Hall Yarra Junction 1918 : Upper Yarra RSL

  • Bell.H.H.

West Warburton District Roll of Honor: Wesburn Primary School

  • H. Bell.

Yarra Junction School 3216 : Yarra Junction Primary

  • Bell H.
Local Memorials
Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen

  • H.H. Bell
Memorial trees Yarra Junction
Collections.
  1. Dead man’s Penny.
  2. ID Disc.
  3. Postcard to mother.

Upper Yarra Museum

AIF Data Base Hewitt Henry Bell

Family and Early Life

Father Henry and mother Ethel May Bell.Brother 4424 Pte David McKenzie BELL, 57 Bn.David and Hewitt left a brother Thomas Knight and sisters Ida and Maud to mourn their loss.Sister Maud McOwan “Yarra View” Yarra Junction

Military Service

War Service: Egypt and the Western Front.When Hewitt 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 4435 Pte David McKenzie BELL, 57 Bn.Father received Hewitt’s personal effects including a wallet, money belt, disc, 8 coins, Pieces of shell band, Photos, post card

Sources

  1. Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – The Great War 1914 – 1919 [Paperback] Bob Sutherland.
  2. School Days at the Junction, The Centenary Story of Yarra Junction Primary School 1894-1994, 1994, ISBN 0947145 82 6[ Paperback
  3. Photograph- Bob Sutherland collection
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