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Corporal H Bell


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Corporal Harry BELL, G/6131, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, 15th October 1918, age 25.

Born Poplar, London, son of Henry & Mary Ann Bell, 21 Newcastle Street, Millwall, London, E.


1911 Census - 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town - Henry Bell, head, age 38, married, general labourer, Cooks Wharf, born Southery, Norfolk; Mary Ann Bell, wife, age 38, married 19 years, 11 children, 7 still alive, born Poplar; Henry Bell, son, age 18, single, general labourer, Cooks Wharf, born Poplar;  Mary Ann Bell, daughter, age 16, single, housework at home, born Poplar; John Robert Bell, son, age 13, school, born Poplar; Frederick Bell, son age 4, born Poplar; Emma Bell, daughter, age 7, school, born Poplar; William Bell, son, age 2, born Poplar; Frank Bell, son age 1, born Poplar.


1916, March Quarter, Poplar, marriage to Louisa Beatrice Spooner, of 10, Ingleheim Cottages, Millwall, London.

Enlisted Deptford, Kent, age 22, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 150lbs.  Resided 21 Newcastle Street, Millwall, London, E. Formerly general labourer.

Home 8tn April 1915 to 10th October 1915; BEF 11th October 1915 to 15th October 1918.

8th April 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th May 1915, absent from 9.30pm until 9.30pm on 13th, 5 days confined to Camp, forfeits 5 days pay; 21st May 1915, absent from 9.30pm until 9.30pm 25th, 7 days confined to Camp, forfeits 5 days pay; 6th June 1915. absent from 9.30pm until 9.30pm on 8th, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 3 days pay; 9th June 1915,  falsehood to his Company Commander, 14 days confined to Barracks; 19th July 1915, absent from 9.30pm until 9.30pm 20th, admonished, forfeits 2 days pay; 11th October 1915, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20 to 28th March 1916, Leave to England; 23rd August 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 28th August 1917 to 7th September 1917, Leave to England; 31st December 1917, appointed paid lance Corporal; 15th to 29th March 1918, Granted Leave to England; 1st June 1918, promoted Corporal; 19th June 1918, In the Field, whilst on active Service, drunk, severely reprimanded

17th April 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Louisa Beatrice Bell, 10, Ingleheim Cottages, Millwall; Children - Louisa Beatrice Bell, born July 6th 1916, 10, Ingleheim Cottages, Millwall; Henry Walter Bell, born ???? 1st 1918; Father, Henry Bell, 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town; Mother, Mary Ann Bell, 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town; Brothers - John Robert Bell, age 22, 5 Wharf Road, Cubitt Town; Frederick Bell, age 13, 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town; William Bell, age 12, 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town; Frank Bell, age 10, 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town; Alfred Bell, age 7, 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town; Sisters - MaryAnn Burgess, age 25, 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town; Emma Elizabeth Bell, age 17, 21 Newcastle Street, Cubitt Town; Grandparents - Mary Elizabeth Miller Station Road, Littleport; Nephews/Nieces - Walter Seprimus Burgess, age 3; Lily Amelia Burgess, age 1 year; Rose Amelia Bell, age 10 months, 5 Wharf Road, Cubitt Town; Uncles/Aunts - Mary Ruddenham, 10 Mild Bank, Littleport; John Bell, Lots Road, Littleport.

22nd October 1919, date to which Separation Allowance of 32/6 a week will be paid.

Buried at  Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, III.B.16., Nord, France.

NOTE: CWCG web site shows first name as Henry.


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