Private John Bell

Private John  Fair Bell,1/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers.He was killed in action in Palestine during the Battle of Gaza on 19th April 1917, aged 27. He was the son of Mrs Bell of Netherbyres, Ayton and is commemorated on the Jerusalem War Memorial He fell in the abortive attack on Outpost Hill where very heavy casualties were suffered, 15 Officers and 340 Other Ranks being killed or wounded. He had enlisted in December 1915.

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