To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Fusilier

George Robert Hedley Bell

Known as Hedley

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1912/05/17 - Born Belford, Northumberland

Son of George and Mary Bell

Occupation Tailor

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

9th Battalion

18th Division

 

Service

1940/08 the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, 9th Battalion HQ was at Coltishall and the platoons patrolled the Norfolk coast.

January 1941 the Battalion moved to Scottish Boarders for training.

Warwick Castle-2

1941/10/30 - Left Liverpool in Warwick Castle with Convoy CT.5. for Halifax

1941/11/08 - Arrived Halifax

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1941/11/10 - Transferred to ‘USS Orizaba’ which was part of the William Sail 12X convoy, sailing to unknown destination.

1942/01/06 - Landed Bombay, India and travelled by train to Deolali for training.

1942/01/21 - Set sail  in the ‘Felix Roussel’

5th February 1942 arrived Singapore

1945/02/15 - Singapore Surrendered

 

Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Japanese Index Card - Side One

Bell-George Robert Hedley-1

Japanese Index Card - Side Two

Bell-George Robert Hedley-2

1943/03/21 - Transported overland to Thailand with ‘D Force’, Train 55

Commander Lt-Col. G.G. Carpenter, 1 Cams. with Lt-Col. McEachern, A.I.F.

New PoW No. IV 11024

Tha Muang, Thailand

New PoW No. IV 2803

 

Died

Age 32

1944/08/01

Cause of Death Acute Enteritis (Inflammation of Intestines)

Tha Muang, Camp 4, Thailand

 

Loved Ones

Son of George and Mary Bell; husband of Mary Isabella Bell, of Ellingham, Northumberland

 

Memorial

KANCHANABURI War CEMETERY

8. A. 33.

KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY

Information

Nick Johnson

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 361/1531, WO 361/241, WO 361/1624/1, WO 361/1519, WO 345/4, WO 361/1521, WO 361/1954, WO 361/1979, WO 392/23, WO 361/1623, WO 361/1623,  WO 361/2176

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