This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Shepherd D. Bell
- Date of enlistment: June 1916
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 32453
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 02.12.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 131 to 132
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 54 Dudhope St, Dundee
- Occupation: Manager, Alfred Powie, Merchants, Seagate, Dundee
Fred & James
Charlotte Bell, 54 Dudhope St, Dundee
Emily, born 21.08.1914
More about David Shepherd D. Bell
David has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
David Bell 32453 Highland Light Infantry
DUNDEE DESPATCH RIDER KILLED.
Mrs Bell, 54 Dudhope Street, Dundee, has received intimation that her husband, Pte. David Bell, motor despatch rider, attached to the H.L.I., had been killed on the 2nd December by a shell landing in his dugout. Pte. Bell was 24 years of age, and enlisted in June, 1916. He had been at the front for thirteen months, and previous to enlistment was manger with Mr Alfred E. Powie, merchant, Seagate.
A brother, Pte. Fred Bell, is serving with the Mechanical Transport, while Pte. James Bell, is also serving with the Canadian Mechanical Transport.
Dundee Courier 18th December 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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