Lawrence John Bell Unknown date of birth - 22 May 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number30969 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeCaptain AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 July 1941 - This image may … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesLawrence John AWMM SurnameBell AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number30969 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birthSkippersSouthlandSouth IslandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesSkippersOtagoNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMGrocery assistant AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM7 Tutanekai StreetWaipukurauHawkes BayNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs L. Bell (wife)7 Tutanekai StreetWaipukurauHawkes BayNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMDivorced AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsCrete AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number30969 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMWaipukurauHawkes BayNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMCaptain AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCaptain AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Lawrence Bell was the son of Lawrence Bell and of Alice Rose Bell (nee Wilson), of Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.Captain Bell was leading A Company when he died during the approach march on Maleme. Due to the confusion that occurred during this action, the exact circumstances of his death are unclear. AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death35 AWMM Date of death22 May 1941 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathCreteGreece AWMM Death notesCrete AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAthens MemorialPhaleron War CemeteryAthensGreece AWMM Memorial referenceFace 13 AWMM Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Lawrence John Bell by laying a poppy. Kenneth Callaway Bell Lancelot Alric Tom Bell Lawrence John Bell Lawrence Wellington Bell Leonard Bell Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Lawrence John Bell Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedDavin, D. (1953). Crete. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Cret.htmlSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 2: WW2 17 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.