Project Description

GEORGE BELL 1886–1967

Royal engineers badge

Born 19th September 1886 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised  24th October 1886 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married 1908, December quarter, to Elizabeth Rose, Basford, Notts.

Died June 1967, Nottingham, age eighty.

1891 Census

Age four, living on Bailey lane, Radcliffe on Trent, with father John age 26, a general labourer, mother Ellen, age 29, brother Thomas, age 2 and sister Annie, infant under the age of one.

1901 Census

George Bell, age 14, was living with his family in Emmanuel Parish, north Nottingham. He was a grocer’s shop assistant. Father John was working as a coal carter and mother Ellen was not in paid employment. Household also comprised his brother Thomas, 12, and sisters Annie, 10, Lily age seven and Margaret, age five.

1911 Census

Age 24, living at 9 Portland Street, Daybrook, Notts with wife Elizabeth, age 26, and son George, age one. He was working as a grocer’s carter. The house had six rooms.

Military Service 

Rank: Driver

Service number: 61312

Military Unit: Royal Engineers, 219th Field Company, then 87th Field Company.

Theatre of War: France, date of entry 31.5.1915

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

From 1939 Register

Address: 7 Byron Street, Arnold, Nottingham

Occupation: Motor driver, funeral service

Household: he was living with wife Elizabeth, born 3rd July 1884, son Charles, born 13th December 1918, working as a window cleaner, and one other person whose record is officially closed.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent as a child