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Sjt Alexander Syson Bell 41261


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I am researching the above soldier who was awarded a French Croix de Guerre in LG 19 Jun 1919, he was a Serjeant, from Belfast, serving with 108th Field Ambulance RAMC.

Whilst looking through the WD I came across the item below dated 8.12.18 where he awarded the French Croix de Guerre at a church parade. I have checked the108th Fld Amb WD for five months prior to this date but nothing mentioned. I've always been under the impression that 3-4 months after the action the LG came out but this is 6 months after the WD makes mention of it.

Any one have any suggestions.

He is only mentioned one other time in the WD on 6.4.1919 as a Sjt and 2 Ptes going to Lille to escort an ASC Drv for DCM.

Any help appreciated.




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From this newspaper cutting it would appear not to be for a specific act?  Note miss-spelling of his middle name.


Taken from Northern Whig 21 June 1919 (courtesy FMP)






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Hi David

Many thanks for those cuttings, I thought it may be a good service and not a specific act, but still a big  period between WD entry and LG.



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