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Great grandfather Joseph Nicol Bell (KOSB) WW1. Somme. Cap badge.

Article about: Evening from the North East of England. I'm looking for information on my Great grandfather Joseph Nicol Bell . (My Dad's Father) He served during WWI with the KOSB (King's Own Scottish Bord

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    Default Grandfather Joseph Nicol Bell (KOSB) WW1. Somme. Cap badge.

    Evening from the North East of England.

    I'm looking for information on my Grandfarther Joseph Nicol Bell . (My Dad's Father)

    He served during WWI with the KOSB (King's Own Scottish Borderers) Regiment. My father tells me that he was badly injured in the Battle of the Somme, where he almost lost his leg. He spent many months in hospital.

    Sadly I don't have any further details other than the above. I was hoping that someone could run a search perhaps. As I would love to retrace his steps and delve a little deeper.

    All the best, Gillan Bell.

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    Name: Joseph N Bell
    Military Year: 1914-1920
    Rank: Private
    Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
    Regiment or Corps: King's Own Scottish Borderers
    Regimental Number: 28534
    Previous Units: 1st. KOSB. 28534. Pte., 2nd KOSB. 28534
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Name: Joseph N Bell
    Military Year: 1914-1920
    Rank: Private
    Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
    Regiment or Corps: King's Own Scottish Borderers
    Regimental Number: 28534
    Previous Units: 1st. KOSB. 28534. Pte., 2nd KOSB. 28534
    Ahh fantastic !! Thank you Adrian . I appreciate the time taken to research. It means I can explore further afield, now I know of the Battalion. I will be sure to add credit where due.

    Hats' off to you , sir .

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    My pleasure.
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    Edit ^ Joseph was my Grandfather . Not Great grandfather *

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    Thanks ever so much. This means a lot to myself and family.

    So the story begins ...

    Regards , Gillan Bell.

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    Default Original photograph from 1915. KOSB WW1 (Grandfather Joseph Bell)

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    Here we have it . Just a lad. My Grandfather Joseph Nicol Bell. Back row - second from the right ( fourth from left ) - A spitting image of my brother! (without the beard) .

    Note, 'Mascot - Whisky' the dog, bottom left.
    This is priceless. Currently in the possession of my family. It's been a while since I last saw this photo - too young to take notice no doubt . How times have changed.

    My Grandfather is stood next to another fellow by the name of Joseph Bell. Founder of Bells Buses. Langholm. - A possible relation.

    Research continues .

    Should anyone care to know the names that feature on this photograph , please don't hesitate to get in touch .

    All the best . Gillan Bell.
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