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George Bell

Portrait from The Weekly News; 20 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 20 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Bell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1603 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 Care of S.E. Power Supply, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S.A. Bell (mother), 149 Janet Street, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single 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
    1603 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Bell was the son of Francis and Agnes Bell, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    GalatasCrete AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 2. C. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The family understood that when he was killed in Crete, George, who was always known as Geordie, was fighting in the "infantillery", a temporary infantry unit made up of artillery men.

    Two of George's brothers also took part in the battle for Crete: John (Jock), a signaller, was severely wounded but was able to be evacuated from the island before it fell; Landale (Wellwood Landale were his Christian names), was in a front-line ambulance unit. He also was evacuated from the island just before it fell to the Germans. Public - John Neill - Other relative - 9 September 2017 - George's brothers, Jock (John), of Bluff, Landale, of Invercargill, and his sisters, Edith and Kate, of Invercargill.
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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09 September 2017John NeillChristchurchOther relative

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