George Russell BELL MC

BELL, George Russell

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: Royal Field Artillery
Born: 1893, place not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Geelong Grammar School
Occupation: Manager of Wurrook South Station
Died: Died of Wounds, Rouen Hospital, France, 4 December 1918
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
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Memorials: Shelford Presbyterian Church Members Who Fell
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

News reached Mr. W. M. Bell, of Messrs. Dennys, Lascelles, yesterday, of the death in France on December 4th of his brother, Lieut. George Russell Bell, of the Royal Field Artillery. On November 4th he was dangerously wounded in the abdomen, but lingered until the date stated, when he passed away in tho Rouen Hospital. Deceased was very popular, full of courage, and daring ,and had been recommended for the Military Cross for conspicuous work done in the great German offensive in April. At the time of enlisting the late. Lieut, Russell Bell was managing the Wurrook South Station, having relieved his brother Johnny, so that the latter might go to the front. The late Lieut. George Russell Bell, aged 25, was the youngest of the family, all but one of whom has seen active service, even to his sister, Miss Gladys Bell, who is engaged a.s a V.A.D. nurse in England, where the mother, Mrs. Bell resides. Deceased was a nephew of Commander and Mrs. Biddlecombe, of Golf Hill. Another brother, Lieut. Alan Bell, is at present attached to the Royal Field Artillery. He has been wounded and gassed on several occasions. He distinguished himself on the field, and was awarded the Military Cross. November and December months have been fateful for the family. The late Capt. Johnny Bell, of the Royal Flying Corps, was injured on November 20th, last year, and died on the same day of the following month. Out of respect to the memory of the deceased soldier, who was educated at the Geelong Grammar School, flags were flown halt-mast yesterday from the wool stores.