Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
 905 Signaller Thomas George (G.T.) Bell – Lakes Entrance Killed in Action 25 April 1915 ….. celebrated his 20 th  birthday in Egypt Thomas Bell was born at Traralgon in 1895, the second son of William Blakey Bell and his wife Georgina. The family moved to Cunninghame the following year and his four brothers and three sisters were born there or at Bairnsdale. As a boy he attended school at Cunninghame before joining the Post and Telegraph Department and was employed at the Cunninghame Post Office. He trained as a telephonist and was promoted to Melbourne. He was one of the earliest to volunteer and enrolled in the signalling corps of the 6 th   Battalion when he was 20 years. He sailed on the Hororata with nine other East Gippslanders including Harbeck and Sommerville from his home town. A mate at the front with Bell told the family he was killed in the second engagement at the Dardanelles on 25 April 1915. Thomas Bell was later buried at Lone Pine Cemetery. He celebrated his 20 th  birthday in Egypt. His brother Algernon also enlisted and died in France in July of the following year.