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Lot 496, 15 Dec 11
DescriptionSix: Major W. Bell, Army Service Corps
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Transvaal (Lieut., A.S.C.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps Lieut., A.S.C.); 1914-15 Star (Major, A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals (Major); Greece, War Cross 1916-17, 2nd Class, bronze star on ribbon, good very fine (6) £400-450
FootnoteWilliam Bell was born on 18 July 1881. Served in the Boer War initially as a Conductor attached to the Indian Pack Mule Train. Subsequently commissioned into the A.S.C., he served with No. 13 Company and was awarded the Queen’s medal with one clasp and the King’s medal with two. Prior to the war he lived at ‘Coombe Cottage, Vale Road, Claygate, Surrey’. With the outbreak of the Great War he applied for a commission and was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the A.S.C. on 31 August 1914, being promoted to Lieutenant in October 1914, Captain in October 1914 and Major in May 1915. Bell served in France, 20 May 1915-4 May 1916 and Salonika and Anatolia, 20 September 1918-4 February 1921. For his services in the latter theatres, he was awarded the Greek War Cross 2nd Class by the King of the Hellenes (London Gazette 16 January 1920).
With copied service papers, gazette extracts and m.i.c.