Lance Corporal Thomas Bell

Lance Corporal Thomas Waddell Bell, 4th ( Alberta ) Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He  was killed in action on 23rd September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Serre Road Cemetery, Somme, France. The photograph shows a recently captured trench on the Somme with the chalk soil of the Region very evident. Autumn rains turned this churned up soil on the battlefield into a glutinous quagmire.

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