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Finding Aid - William Douglas Bell collection (PF238)

William Douglas Bell collection

Digitized 2014 (originally created [ca. 1900]-1951)

13 photographs (tiff and jpeg) : b&w and col.
325.4 GB of textual records (tiff)

Biographical Sketch
William Douglas Bell was born in St. Thomas, Ont., in 1893, son of James Anthony Bell and Katherine Bell and brother of geologist Walter A. Bell. He enrolled as a student-at-law at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1910. Bell was part of the 2nd Overseas Contingent in November 1914 and served as a lieutenant in the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He was killed during Battle of Flers-Courcelette on 15 Sept. 1916.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of digital copies of records pertaining to Osgoode Hall Law School student William Douglas Bell's First World War military service and death in Courcelette, France, on 15 Sept. 1916. Included in the collection are photographs of Bell and his family, letters, telegrams, a newspaper clipping, and a framed memorial to Bell.
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Reference Code / Title / Date
2014030-001 Telegram from Walter A. Bell. -- Digitized 2014 (originally created 26 Sept. 1916)
2014030-01P Photograph of the Bell family. -- Digitized 2014 (originally created [ca. 1900])
2014030-002 Telegram to James A. Bell. -- Digitized 2014 (originally created 11 Oct. 1916)
2014030-02P Photograph of William D. Bell. -- Digitized 2014 (originally created [ca. 1915])
2014030-003 Newspaper clipping. -- Digitized 2014 (originally created 19 Oct. 2016)
2014030-03P Photographs of framed memorial. -- 2014
2014030-004 Letter from the Imperial War Graves Commission. -- Digitized 2014 (originally created 10 July 1930)
2014030-005 Correspondence regarding William D. Bell. -- Digitized 2014 (originally created Jan. 1951)
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