David Shepherd D. Bell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: June 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 32453
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 54 Dudhope St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Manager, Alfred Powie, Merchants, Seagate, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Fred & James

  • Spouse:

    Charlotte Bell, 54 Dudhope St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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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