McCallum Bell

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Forfar branch

Died: 19 February 1941


McCallum Bell was born in Cargill, Perthshire in 1921, the son of John Dewar Bell, a farm manager, and his wife Rosalie. He worked as an apprentice at Commercial Bank of Scotland's Forfar branch.


Bell was a Territorial soldier in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, and left the bank to go on active service early in the Second World War. By 1941 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots. He was killed in action during the defence of Hong Kong on 19 December 1941. He was about 20 years old. 


McCallum Bell is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh, where his name is spelt MacCallum Bell. 

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