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Arthur Egbert Bell

In memory of:

Lieutenant Arthur Egbert Bell

August 26, 1918

Military Service


Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

2nd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Arthur Allan and Mary Jane Bell, of Oro Station, Ontario; husband of Vera May Bell, of Barrie, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 366 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II B. 19.

Location:

Tilloy-les-Mofflaines is a village 3 kilometres south-east of Arras, on the south side of the main road to Cambrai. TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY is south-east of the village on the north-east side of the road to Wancourt, the D37.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Orillia Times, 05 Sep 1918
  • Newspaper clipping– Orillia Times, 19 Sep 1918
  • Memorial– This plaque was installed, following World War I, on an interior wall of Collier Street Methodist Church in Barrie, Ontario, to commemorate members of the congregation who died in the war, including Lieutenant A.E. Bell.   Note: Since church union in 1925, this church has been known as Collier Street United Church. (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2019.)
  • Newspaper Clipping– National Progress Pub. Co. 1919
  • Photo of ARTHUR EGBERT BELL– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."
  • Circumstances of Death– Circumstance of Death Lieutenant Arthur Egbert Bell.
  • Street sign– Barrie street named in honour of Lieutenant Arthur Egbert Bell with a poppy.
  • Cenotaph– Barrie, Ontario
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England

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