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Soldier profiles

Name : BELL, ALEXANDER
Service Number : VX20808
Date of Birth : 28/06/1906
Place of Birth : GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
Known as : SCOTTY
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 01/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : TIMBOON, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MURPHY, M
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : A COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 05/03/1942
Age at Death : 35
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, SINGAPORE. COLUMN 137. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : 05/03/1942 / JAVA / PRESUMED KILLED
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6212311 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 285kB),   Submitted story,   Past article (size 148kB)

Background : Mate of Stan Carter (2/2 Pioneer).