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Hi there I am trying to find out what I can about Private George Bell s/n 200960 1st bn Royal Scots Fusiliers I think he was killed on the27/9/1917 I would to find out where he was born and enlisted. Where he lived and where he died Thanking you very mutch all the very best yours Inniskilling :rolleyes:

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UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

about George Bell

Name: George Bell

Birth Place: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Residence: Kilmarnock

Death Date: 27 Sep 1917

Enlistment Location: Glengarnock, Ayrshire

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers

Battalion: 1st Battalion.

Number: 200960

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theater of War: Aldershot

Regards. Llew.

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Hi Llew thanks a lot mate yours Inniskilling

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Guest KevinEndon


Private 200960 George Bell

1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died on Thursday 27th September 1917

Age 25

Died of wounds 27th September 1917.

Buried in the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Taken from the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald dated 19th October 1917. Mr and Mrs David Bell, Big Land, Longbars, Glengarnock have received official intimation that their son, Pte. George Bell, has died of wounds received in action. It is two years and eight months since he enlisted, and he has been engaged as a drummer in the band, having only gone out to the front less than 3 months ago. He was 25 years of age, and was employed at Glengarnock Steelwork before enlisting. He was a fine young man, quiet and unassuming, not over-strong, but anxious to do his bit. The Chaplain in his letter to the parents conveys the deep sympathy of his comrades.

I have a photo of his name on Kilbirnies war memorial and the steelworkers memorial and his grave if you are intrested



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Hi there thanks a lot Kevin. that was just great mate. I will get back to you as soon as possable about Kilbirne and glengarnock I am sure I have somthing All the very best mate yours Inniskilling

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