This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 05.10.1915
- Place of enlistment: Edmonton, Alberta.
- Service no: 101472
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 49th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 31
- Date of Death: 15.07.1916
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.B.9.
- Date of Birth: 23.10.1884
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Farmer
Mrs James Bell, Norwood Crescent, Dundee
Robert Bell, Dundee Saw Mills, & William Bell
More about James Bell
James was the brother of 2nd Lieutenant William Bell, 5th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 03.05.1917.
There are also references to James in local Dundee Newspapers held within Dundee Central Library
Peoples Journal 29/07/1916 page 7 & 14. Courier 27/07/1916 page 4. Advertiser 27/07/1916 page 3 & 6.
DUNDEE CANADIAN FALLS IN ACTION. SON OF A FORMER DUNDEE PUBLIC MAN. Yesterday intimation reached Dundee that Private James Bell, of the 49th Canadian Regiment, had been killed in action.
Private Bell, who was 31 years of age, was the third son of the late ex-Lord Dean of Guild James Bell, timber merchant, Dundee, and a brother of Mr Robert Bell, Pinemount, Dundee. He was educated at the High School, Dundee, and proceeded to the North of Scotland for the purpose of receiving instruction in the rudiments of farming. About ten years ago Private Bell went to Canada, and took a farm in Alberta. On the outbreak of war Private Bell joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and he had been about two months at the front. He was killed on Sunday last. The Courier, Thursday, 27 July 1916, 4.
Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson
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