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VC500   Frederic William Bell

BORN   3 April 1875

DIED   28 April 1954   AGE   79

VC Won   16 May 1901   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Brakpen, Transvaal

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Frederic William Bell  No.   

VC Issue No.   500   Awards   VC  

Regiment   West Australian Mounted Infantry

Later   18th Australian Light Horse

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Perth, Western Australia

Place Of Death   Bristol, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Canford Cemetery, Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section O, Colour Pink, Grave 126

Gazetted   4 October 1901

VC Presented   1 July 1902, Prince of Wales (later King George V), Horse Guards Parade, London, England


P  Headstone, Canford Cemetery, Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Plaque at Karrakatta War Cemetery, garden of remembrance, Perth, Western Australia

P  Memorial Plaque, Western Australia War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth, WA, Australia

Bell Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Display, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

By The Way…

In 1909 he narrowly avoided death after being badly mauled by a lion while big game hunting

VC Held By

Western Australia Museum, Perth, Australia



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