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Lawrence John Bell

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 be subject to copyright

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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30969 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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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

About death

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  • Death
    22 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM

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Sources

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