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Private Edgar Bell

Ancestor Details

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. 

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jan Parkinson, Duncraig WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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