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Lawrence John Bell

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  • Service number
    30969 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Captain AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 July 1941 - This image may … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lawrence John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30969 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Skippers, Southland, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Skippers, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Grocery assistant AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 7 Tutanekai Street, Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Bell (wife), 7 Tutanekai Street, Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Divorced AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30969 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Captain AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Captain AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

Death

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  • Age at death
    35 AWMM
  • Date of death
    22 May 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Crete, Greece AWMM
  • Death notes
    Crete AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Face 13 AWMM
  • Obituary

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