BELL, George Edison
(Service number 55401)

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Date 4 February 1897 Place of Birth New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hook, Waimate
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin W. BELL (father), Woodstock, Waimate
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 28th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 26 July 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 August 1939 Age 42 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 64
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Edison Bell was the second son of William and Ellen Taylor (née Raitt) Bell. Casualty List No. 834 named George Edison Bell as wounded and admitted to hospital in early April 1918. His brother Archie also enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2020]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 March 2020]; Waimate Old Cemetery record. [22 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 22 April 1918 (Papers Past) [01 September 1914]

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