BELL, Robert

Known as: 
Dinger
Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
CH/X 108406
Born: 
Friday, May 5, 1922
Place of Birth: 
Bo'ness, West Lothian
Died : 
Sunday, August 6, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Marine Robert Bell died during operations at Le Mesnil, Normandy.
 
Extract from the Bo'ness Journal, and Linlithgow Advertiser - Friday 15 August 1952
In Loving Memory of our dear son, Marine Commando Robert Bell, killed in action.
We were not there to see you die,
Perhaps it's just as well,
We never could have said goodbye,
To the son we loved so well,
We think of you in silence
And often speak your name,
But all we have left, 
Is a picture in a frame. — Father and mother.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
Bo'ness Journal, and Linlithgow Advertiser
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
Identification of names in photo by Mne Fred Harris 45RM Cdo. [view photo].
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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