Trooper Alexander Bell

Trooper Alexander Bell, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France during the German Spring Offensives on 25th May 1918 aged 33. He had been born in Edinburgh to Andrew and Jane Bell and was the husband of Mary Bell of Laburnum Cottage, St. Boswells.  He had originally  enlisted in the 16th ( The Queen’s ) Lancers in January 1917 but was posted to the 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers then the 32nd R.F. and finally to the 7th Battalion, R.F. with whom he was killed. He is buried in Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. The photos show Allied troops in defensive positions.

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