Alex J. Bell

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Alexander John Bell studied at the Ballarat School of Mines. where he gained a Diploma in Applied Chemistry. He subsequently held positions as a metallurgist in New Guinea and the Federated Malay States.[1]

He served during World War Two with the 8th Division of the A.I.F. He was reported missing in Malaysia in February 1942 and then found to be a prisoner of war in October 1943.[2] He was shot after his attempted escape, whilst being a POW, from Thanbyuzayat (a region where work on the Thai-Burma Railway took place) sometime after 1943.[3]


See also

Ballarat School of Mines

World War Two



  1. The Ballarat Courier, 'Attempted Escape Fail', March 3, 1945.
  2. The Argus, 18 July 1942.
  3. Ballart Courier, 03 March 1945.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 21:43, 20 June 2018 (AEST) --C.G.H. 14:07, 27 June 2018 (AEST)

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