LEST WE FORGET 

Air Mechanic First Class William Hewitt FELL

Service No: 607
Born: Longwood VIC, May 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 1 September 1914
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Ground Accident, Palestine, 4 May 1918, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramla, Israel
CWGC Additional Information: No further information
Place of Association: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Air Mechanic Fell was fatally injured when a bomb accidentally detonated.  His right leg had to be amputated but he succumbed to his wounds.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, FELL W H

Bibliography:

Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) One Man’s War: Aircraft Mechanic Joe Bull’s Personal diaries 1916-9, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997
Roberts, E.G.  (Eric Glendower) (250197) Box Kites and Beyond, The Hawthorn Press Melbourne VIC 3000, 1976
Sutherland, L. W. (Leslie) Aces and Kings, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1935
Williams, Sir R. (Richard) (1) These are Facts: the Autobiography of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO, Australian War Memorial and Australian Government Publishing Service, 1977 – Chapters 3-9

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