This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3496
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 25/09/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.
- Date of Birth: abt 1890
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 42 Forebank Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Jute Mill Worker
James Bell, 42 Forebank Rd, Dundee
Richard and 2nd brother (name unknown)
More about George Bell
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was raised by his fathers second wife Helen (Ellen) Mcgregor. His brother Richard also served with 4/5th Black Watch during the Great War, his other brother served as a Stoker in the Royal Navy.
MISSING DUNDEE SOLDIER REPORTED KILLED.
Private George Bell was one of the many Dundee Black Watch men posted missing from 25th September of last year, and his father, Mr James Bell, who resides at 42 Forebank Road, has now received official intimation that Private Bell was killed in action on that date. Deceased, prior to enlistment shortly after the outbreak of war, was employed with Messrs Don & Duncan, Mid Street Mill, to which firm he had been working for ten years.
Dundee Courier 30th September 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Mark Webster and Michael Caldwell
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