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William Nevin Bell

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Nevin AWMM
  • Surname
    Bell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12712 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H.A. Bell (father), Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12712 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Survey apprentice/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 Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry Alan and Alice Bell, of Cambridge

    Embarked Wellington, 31 May 1916; reverted to ranks on board troopship, 6 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 July 1916, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1917; taken on strength, 5th Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 25 October 1916.
    Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 6 April 1917 (German measles), and transferred same day to 1/1 North Midlands Casualty Clearing Station; to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer, 7 April 1917; discharged to duty, 15 April 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 16 April 1917.
    Killed in action, 31 July 1917.

    Parents: Henry Alan and Alice Bell, Cambridge, Waikato AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Koksijde (Coxyde) , Belgium Public - freddy - Researcher - 17 November 2015 - Military File
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM III. A. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Cambridge War Memorial, Queen Street, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM

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