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Henry Bell


Henry Bell was born in 1890 and was the son of George and Elizabeth Bell, of 229 Main Street, Aspatria, in Cumberland. George Bell was a School Teacher.

Early Life

By 1901, Henry and his family were living at 4 Castle Terrace, in Aspatria. Henry (aged 11) now had two brothers, John (aged nine) and James (aged six), who was also killed in action whilst serving with the Coldstream Guards in October 1917.

Chester College

Henry attended Chester College and left in 1911.

Military Service

Henry joined the 5th Border Regiment as Private (2127) Henry Bell on October 26, 1914 and rose to become Captain in the same regiment.

Lest We Forget

Henry died of wounds received in battle on January 25, 1917, aged 27 years old.

Post Mortem

Henry was awarded the 1914-15 Star and British and Victory Medals for his service to King and Country. He is buried at the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, in France.