Trooper Alexander Bell

Trooper Alexander Bell, 16th Lancers ( The Queen’s ). 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 enlisted in the 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.

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