Sergeant Major AW Bell joined the regiment in November 1895 and was a Corporal by 1896 having earned a 1 year good service badge. He was promoted Sergeant in 1897 and was Sergeant Major in 1904. By 1910 the Regiment had 2 Battalions and he was listed as Sergeant Major of the 1st Battalion.
Date of attestation: 6 Nov 1895
Timeline of service:
- 1895 6 Nov taken on strength B Coy, Regimental Orders;
- 1896 Cpl AW Bell awarded 1 year good service badge;
- 1897 24 Mar, AW Bell awarded Sgt’s certificate;
- 1897 31 Mar, Bell promoted Sgt;
- 1897 22 Dec, awarded 1 yr badge (second yr);
- 1903-04, listed as Drill Instructor Sergeant, Nominal Roll;
- 1904, listed as Sgt Major in photo of Staff Sgts;
- 1906, listed as Sgt Major in photo of Sgts’ Mess;
- 1910, listed as Sergeant Major 1st Bn in photo.