The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Edgar Bell|
Ancestor's Name: Edgar (Paddy) Watson Bell
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1881
Ancestor's date of death: 02/05/1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action Gallipoli Turkey WW1
Service Number: 1158
Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Perth
Unit: 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse WA
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available
Murray Page: 433
Contingent: First Australian.
Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 26/02/191902
Memorial details: 16 Bn panel, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.
Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1902 clasp. 1915 Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Unknown
Reasons to go and fight: Unknown
Details of service in war: March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal. He served for 210 days with WA contingent Boer War.
Service and life after the Boer War: He married Winnie Macrone in 1914. Served in WW1 Egypt and Gallipoli (16/10/1914 - 02/05/1915), PTE 16 Bn AIF. KIA 2 May 1915 during Turkish offensive. Edgar (Paddy) was the son on Henry and Alice Bell of Cottesloe and his brother Frederick won a VC in the Boer War and brother Bert Adams (Tissy) Bell was killed in action Pozieres 29.7.1916.
Name of Descendant: Jan Parkinson, Duncraig WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece