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William Alan Bell


Bell, William Alan, of Saskatchewan, originally of Oldham, Lancashire, and London, England. Occupation: Farmer. Military Service: Private: Reg. No. 441030, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), 5th Bn. Attestation Papers. Diary References: “Bought a horse from Allan Bell - $160. $100 cash, rest soon as possible,” 1:26 Apr ’15; “Met Allan Bell today,”2:11[12] Apr ’16; “Got pass to Poperinghe. Met Allan Bell and C. C. Lamb,” 2:27 Apr ’16; “[F.W.] Crawford and I went down to the Scottish lines this morning – he to visit Col. [H.M.] Dyer and I to see Allan Bell,” 3:8 Jul ’16; “This afternoon moved into Albert. Saw Allan Bell as we passed down the road,” 3:19 Sep ’16; “Letter from home tonight. Hear Allan Bell is dead,” 4:8 Dec ’16.

Date of Death: between 26 and 27 September 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at the Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France.


Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France.


Vimy Memorial