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Gordon Bell

In memory of:

Private Gordon Bell

June 6, 1945


Oeyama OS-3B Camp, Osaka, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

H/6298

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

December 6, 1920
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

September 13, 1939
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William Bell and Rachel Esselmont Florence, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brother of William Bell, service number H-6336, Winnipeg Grenadiers, also made prisoner of war in Hong Kong; he survived the war.

Gordon served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers – NPAM – from 1935 to 1936 in Manitoba, then in the reserves from 13 December 1939 to 3 January 1940, when he joined the regular forces to serve in Bermuda with Force B, in Jamaica with Force Y, in Hong Kong with Force C, in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 2,094 days of service, including 1,318 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Government of Manitoba named Bell Peninsula, on Lake Semmens, in his honour in 1995.

Commemorated on Page 495 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Cdn. Sec. B. C. 6.

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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