Frederick William Bell

Date of birth: 
3 April 1875
Died: 
28 April 1954
Allegiance: 
Austrailia, United Kingdom
Service: 
Australian Military Forces, British Army
Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 
West Austrailian Mounted Infantry
Awards: 
Victoria Cross, Mentioned In Dispatches (2)
Campaigns: 
WW1Second Boer War
VC Awarded: 
4 October 1901
Awarded posthumously: 
No

Citation

On 16 May 1901 at Brakpan, Transvaal, South Africa, when retiring through a heavy fire after holding the right flank, Lieutenant Bell noticed a man dismounted and returned and took him up behind him. The horse not being equal to the weight fell with them, Lieutenant Bell then remained behind and covered the man's retirement till he was out of danger.

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