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Frederick William Bell
Birth: Apr. 3, 1875
Death: Apr. 28, 1954

Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Perth, Australia, he served as a Lieutenant in the 6th Western Australian Mounted Infantry. On May 16, 1901, in actions at Brakpan, South Africa, when retiring through heavy fire after holding the right flank, Lieutenant Bell noticed a man dismounted, he returned and took him up behind him. The horse not being equal to the weight fell with them, Lieutenant Bell then remained behind and covered the man's retirement till he was out of danger. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on July 1, 1902. After the war he returned to the Australia colonial service as a district commissioner in Kenya and later served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army during World War I. He died in Bristol, Britain, at age 79. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Canford Cemetery and Crematorium
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol Unitary Authority
Bristol, England
 
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Record added: Sep 03, 2003
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Frederick William Bell
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