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Gordon Irving Bell

Merchant Navy. British

Born  8 Jul 1911Haltwhistle, Northumberland
Died   1972(60)St. Helens, Lancashire

Photo courtesy of Kerry Riley

Roster information listed for Gordon Irving Bell

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Avila StarSteam passenger shipSenior Assistant Engineer6 Jul 1942U-201 (1)

Personal information

Gordon Irving Bell was one of the survivors picked up by the Lima after the sinking of Avila Star. Nevertheless his wife received a telegram to say he was missing, presumed drowned.


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