Project Description

EDWARD UPTON BELL 1899–1922

Edward Upton Bell

Born 1899 in Radcliffe on Trent

Died 22nd September 1922, Radcliffe on Trent, age 23

Commemorated on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial

Buried Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery (K120, no headstone)

1901 Census

Age 2 living in Radcliffe on Trent with his father, Robert Bell age 25, from Highgate London, mother Ada Bell, from Cotgrave, Notts  and brother Samuel, one month old. They lived on Mount Pleasant. Robert was working as a platelayer.

1911 Census

Age 12, at school, living in house on Mount Pleasant, father Robert a gardener and verger, siblings Samuel Earnest, age 10, Sarah Elizabeth, age 7, George Charles, age 3 and John Alfred, two months old.  The house had four rooms.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 29633

Military Unit: Grenadier Guards

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

No attestation record available

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other information

Edward Bell was still alive when the Radcliffe on Trent war memorial was unveiled in March 1921. His name was added subsequently.

Pension Record Card

Edward Upton Bell was diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis on his discharge from service on 28 November 1919. On 6 September 1920 his claim for a pension was rejected and the subsequent appeal on 7 March 1921 was also disallowed. However, he was awarded an interim payment of 40 shillings per week on 24 June 1922 for 100% disability, and on 10 July 1922 a pension of 40 shillings (£2) per week was confirmed. 

He died in September 1922.

From the 1921 Absent Voter List

Listed as Guardsman 25077550, Grenadier Guards. Home address, Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: Edward and his father, Robert, are named on register.

Death

Edward Bell died on 22.9.1922 of tuberculosis of the lung. He was an army pensioner. The death was registered by his brother George Bell, who would have been fourteen years old.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born, lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent