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Place of Birth: Pendleton (near Clitheroe), Lancashire
Service No: 2592
Regiment / Corps / Service: Australian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 51st Battalion
Division: 4th Australian Division
Date of Death: 1916-08-16
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GRINDLETON, YORKSHIRE
Joseph Bell was the son of Samuel Irving and Jane Ellen Bell, née Maudsley. Samuel was born at Fell Edge, Crosthwaite, Westmorland and Jane at Brogden near Barnoldswick, Yorkshire. Jane died in 1898. Joseph was the cousin of Private Robert Thomas Maudsley (137) (q.v.).
1891 Pendleton near Clitheroe, Lancashire Census: Joseph Bell, aged 11 months, born Pendleton, son of Samuel and Jane Ellen Bell.
1901 Grindleton, Yorkshire Census: Cob House Farm - Joseph Bell, aged 10 years, born Pendleton, Lancashire. [Joseph and his sister, Ellen A. were living with their grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Maudsley.]
1911 Grindleton, Yorkshire Census: Foxley Bank - Joseph Bell, aged 20 years, born Pendleton, Lancashire. [Joseph was employed by John Henry Holgate, Farmer. Joseph's father was living at Sabden, Lancashire in 1911.]
Joseph died between the 14 and 16 August 1916. The exact date is not known; this is perhaps because there were no witnesses to his death who survived the fighting at Pozières, or if any, uncertain as to the date.
The image of the cap badge also shows the colour patch of the battalion.
Australian service records: www.naa.gov.au › The collection › Popular research topics › Defence › Service records
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Australian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Australian Division
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