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Alexander Law Bell

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3/4 portrait of Lieutenant A L Bell of the 4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles, Auckland Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Mounted Rifles. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-B1446. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Law AWMM
  • Surname
    Bell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/1885 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    22 July 1894 Public - John Charles - Researcher - 28 March 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Place of birth
    Ngaruawahia Public - John Charles - Researcher - 28 March 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Taupiri, New Zealand AWMM
    • River Road, Ngaruawahia Public - John Charles - Researcher - 28 March 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Bell (mother), Ngaruawahia, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M. Bell (mother), River Road, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/1885 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Drover Public - John Charles - Researcher - 28 March 2016 - Military Personnel File
    • Returned Soldier Public - John Charles - Researcher - 28 March 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alexander Bell was the son of Edward and Mary Bell.

    One of his brothers, John Edward Bell (2/1132) was also killed in WW1. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Couin New British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM G. 10. 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

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 47 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      75: 43 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM

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28 March 2016John CharlesAuckland, New ZealandResearcher