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Name: William BELL
Casualty No.: Ranks: Driver Initials: W Service No.: T/10702701
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 20
Unit: Royal Army Service Corps.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 10 Edwin Terrace, The Folly, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Worked at a local Benzol Works.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Sunday 11th April 1943
Place of Death: Tunisia, North Africa.
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia. North Africa.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Africa Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 11th April 1944.
Family Details:
Son of Harold and Isabella Bell, of 10 Edwin Terrace, The Folly, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Enlisted in the Army, May 1942. William's father was badly wounded during World War 1; he lay for three days in the midst of the battlefield, eventually finding safety.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour 1939-45. Blaydon Courier, 2nd July 1943. Hexham Courant, 27th November 1943.
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