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Victor Harold Fell

Name on Board HV Fell
Name on Service
Victor Harold  Fell
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Bushman
Place of Birth Echuca, Vic
Next of Kin Alfred William and Frances Eliza Fell
Address Cockatoo Creek, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 17/05/1915
Service No. 1713
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 16/07/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Demosthenes A64
Unit on Embarkation 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 5/08/1916
Unit on Death 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Pozieres, France - intially reported missing (No known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Additional Information Victor Fell attended North Williamstown School Five Fell brothers enlisted in WW1. Harold Victor Fell was the first to enlist.  After serving in Gallipoli he was sent to France with the 22nd Battalion in March 1916.  It was after the fighting at Pozieres that Harold was reported missing on 5 August 1916.  In November 1917, fifteen months later, a court of enquiry found that he had been killed in action. Frank Rupert Fell (585), who also attended North Williamstown School, and Arthur Rex Fell (744) enlisted in the 37th Battalion on the same day, 13 March 1916.  They both embarked together on the Persic to England and arrived in France in November 1916.  Frank was wounded in action at Passchendaele and taken to a dressing station.  Sadly a shell landed on the dressing station killing Frank.  He was buried at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery. Arthur Fell returned to Australia in May 1919.  Two other Fell brothers, Edwin Thomas Fell (10249) and John Alfred Fell (504) returned to Australia after serving on the Western Front.
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