George William Bell was the son of George William and Mary Jane (Mc Comb) Bell, of Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. He enlisted in the Royal Irish Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.
Rfn Bell successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles and took part in operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Rfn Bell was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 23, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 16 April 1947.
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