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Robert Bell

2711 Private

‘C’ Company, 1/7 Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 33

Date of Death: 25.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 to 44

Family history: Husband of Barbara and father to Robert, Janet and Alexander. They lived at 21 Alma Bank, Grahamston, Falkirk. Before he enlisted in the Territorials at the outbreak of the war he was employed as a moulder. In his spare time he also worked at the Electric Theatre in Falkirk.

He had two brothers both of whom were also serving, Private Kenneth Bell, 8th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and Private Richard Bell, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who had been wounded in action earlier in the war. Interestingly, his late father had received the Long Service Medal as member of the Falkirk Company of Volunteers.

The action leading to his death

Medals awarded:

1915 Star, British War Medal , Victory Medal

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