Project Description

WILLIAM JAMES SHELTON BELL 1892–1965

RGA

Born 5th November 1892, Hull

Married in 1916 to Mildred Green in Nottingham

Died 1965 in Ilford, Essex, age 72

1901 Census

Age 8 living at Sculcoates, Hull, with widowed grandmother Mary Clay and mother Mary Bell, also a widow.

1911 Census

Living at 169, Carlton Road, Nottingham with uncle Walter Gower, a greengrocer, and aunt Eliza Ann.  William is a french polisher in a cabinet works.

Military Service

Rank: Bombardier

Service Number: 84326

Military Unit: 158th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 1.11.16

Attestation: 10.12.1915

Occupation fruiterer

Height 5ft 9ins

8.6.16: Posted, rank Gunner

29.7.16: Acting Bombardier

13.10.16: Home

1.11.16: France

12.10.19: Demobilised

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Tenuous connection with Radcliffe.  Address in 1919: 36 Birrell Road, Nottingham

From the 1939 Register

Address: 94 Roll Gardens, Ilford, Essex

Occupatiom: Housepainter

Household: living with wife Mildred born 21st April 1893

Mildred is in the Air Raid Precautions Casualty service.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Living in Radcliffe on Trent 1918