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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Lieutenant Andrew Leslie Bell ’04

Died: April 22, 1915

Lieutenant Andrew Leslie Bell was born September 1, 1891, son of Andrew and Louisa Leslie Bell of Montreal, Quebec. He entered Upper Canada College in 1902 and attended St. Andrew’s College from 1906 to 1910. He later received a Bachelor of Engineering and worked as a cement tester and chemist with J. G. White and Co, New York City from 1910-1911, as Chief Inspector and Tester with the Montreal Tramway Co. from 1912-1913, and then was with the Phoenix Constructions Co, of Salt Lake City, Utah in 1913.

He was a member of the Active Militia when he enlisted on October 1, 1914 with the 10th Battalion (Alberta Regiment). He was killed in action at Langemarck in the Battle of Ypres on April 22nd, 1915 at the age of 22. While his grave is unknown, his name is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 24 – 28 – 30). It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.

From St. Andrew’s College, Lieutenant Andrew L. Bell SAC 1906-1910


More information about Lieutenant Andrew Leslie Bell ’04 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

The Story of the Tenth Canadian Battalion, 1914-1917

The Calgary Highlanders Museum and Archives – 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion fonds

The Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Imperial War Museum: Lives of the First World War