Private Robert Bell

Private Robert Moffat Bell, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Normandy on 12th June 1944, aged 28. He was the son of William and Isabella Bell of Birgham and the husband of Alice of Glass, Aberdeenshire. He is buried in La Deliverande War Cemetery, Douvres, Normandy, France. He fell in the fighting for Cambes Wood on the Caen front. He was the first man in Birgham to be called up to the Forces and the first man to become a casualty. Before enlisting he had worked for Messrs Turnbull, timber merchants of Kelso. The second photograph is the headstone of Private R M Bell with his Nephew James Bell. The third photo shows his other nephew Robert Bell playing ” The Floo’ers O’ the Forest” at his Uncles Grave. The fourth photo shows Coldstream Pipe Band playing the K.O.S.B. Regimental March ” Blue Bonnets O’er the Border”.

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