George Robert Hedley Bell
Known as Hedley
1912/05/17 - Born Belford, Northumberland
Son of George and Mary Bell
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
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.
1941/10/30 - Left Liverpool in Warwick Castle with Convoy CT.5. for Halifax
1941/11/08 - Arrived Halifax
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
1942/02/15 - Singapore Surrendered
1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
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
Cause of Death Acute Enteritis (Inflammation of Intestines)
Tha Muang, Camp 4, Thailand
Son of George and Mary Bell; husband of Mary Isabella Bell, of Ellingham, Northumberland
8. A. 33.
KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY
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