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James Colin Bell

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Portrait of Leading Aircraftman James Colin Bell, Auckland Weekly News, 7 April 1943. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19430407-18-16. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Colin AWMM
  • Surname
    Bell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ422580 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 August 1909 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 April 1942 AWMM Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Air Accident, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Bell was the son of Leo James Bell and Margaret Bell (nee Milligan) of Nelson, husband of Rita Bell of Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 February 1943 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    CanadaNorth America AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Jean-Sur-Richelieu (St James) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada AWMM Plot 184 Row 5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Memorial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada AWMM
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.85 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM