Ref ID: 3094

Name

Henry Bell.


Description

Belfast Telegraph Newspaper Photograph relating to Rifleman Henry Bell.


Life Story

Name: Henry Bell.

Service Number: 11248.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 2nd Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 9th April 1885, Belfast.

Died: 24th March 1918.

Address: 37 Lawnbrook Avenue, Shankill Road, Belfast

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Henry Bell, son of William and Henrietta Bell, lived at 37 Lawnbrook Avenue. Shankill Road, with his wife Emily and three children.

Henry had married Emily Bell, Nee Clarke, on the 23rd February 1907 and they went on to have three children, Henrietta born 8th of May 1909, Henry born 2nd of September 1911, and Violet born 8th of February 1914

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Henry joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on the 23rd of July 1915.

Henry Bell was Acting Sergeant in 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed on the 24th March 1918 aged 32 years

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A local newspaper states.

A Sergt H Bell. Royal Irish Rifles, missing. News to his wife at 37 Lawnbrook Avenue, Belfast

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Another states.

Sergt. Henry Bell 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, 37 Lawnbrook Avenue, Belfast, previously missing, now reported killed

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Henrys Soldiers Effects were left to his mother.

A Dependant Pension Application Form shows his widow Emily, who now lives at 17 Huss Street, Shankill Road, as claimant

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Henry received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star

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He is Remembered at Pozieres Memorial, France.

To Remember Is To Honour

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Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

1918


Classification

Newspaper, Photograph, Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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