Brother of Claude

Born 27th December 1897 in India

Baptised 27th January 1898 at St Mary’s Church, Belgaum, India

Marriage 1931 in Guisborough to Emily Taylor, daughter Shirley born 1935

Died 27th February 1951, age 53, in Nottingham. Buried in Radcliffe on Trent cemetery with wife Emily Dorothy and daughter Shirley N142

1901 Census

Age 3. Family was living abroad. Parents John Bell, died 1930 and Ellen Bell, died 1938. Father was a regular soldier in the East Yorkshire Regiment and several of his children were born while he was serving abroad. He returned to the UK around 1905. Seven children in family: Ida born 1894, Egypt, Claude born 1897, India, Wilfred born 1898, India, Marion born 1900 Belgaum, India, Grace born 1903, Madras, India, Doris born 1906, Radcliffe on Trent and Vera born 1909, Radcliffe on Trent

1911 Census

Age 13, at school in Radcliffe on Trent. Father running grocery shop at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Father John Bell in all Wrights Directories (1910 -1920) as grocer, Bingham Rd

Military Service

No attestation information

Rank: Private

Service Number: 267857

Military Unit: 15th (Service) Battalion (Nottingham), The Sherwood Foresters, 105th Brigade, 35th Division.

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

The 15th Service Battalion was formed at Nottingham in February 1915 by the Mayor and a Committee as a Bantam Battalion.

June 1915: moved to Masham and came under orders of 105th Brigade in 35th Division. Moved to Salisbury Plain in August 1915.

March 3rd 1916: landed in France. Saw action at the Battle of the Somme, 3rd Ypres (1917), Battle of St Quentin, Kemmel, Scherpenberg (1918) and other combats.

1921 Census

Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe

Employment: foreman, Great Northern Railway, Colwick Locomotive Sheds.

Household: father John, porter, Stones Mutual Films, Forman Street, Nottm, mother Ellen, sisters Ida, Marion, Boots Chemist, Grace, examiner at Boots, Doris, apprentice dressmaker, Madam Kate Wilde. Visitor Adelaide Vickerstaff, ferry keeper, Radcliffe

1939 Register

Born 27.12.1897, railway fireman living at Bellevue, Blackhill Drive, Carlton, Notts. with wife Emily and daughter Shirley, age three.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and was buried in Radcliffe on Trent