Main CPGW Record
Forename(s): Robert William
Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire
Service No: 13729
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-05
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SETTLE, YORKSHIRE
Robert Willam Bell was the son of Joseph and Margaret Bell, née Lyall. Joseph was born at Settle, Yorkshire and Margaret at Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland.
1891 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Zion Chapel Hill - Robert Bell, aged 5 years, born Settle, son of Joseph and Margaret Bell.
1901 Settle, Yorkshire Census: High Road - Robert William Bell, aged 16 years, born Settle, son of Joseph and Margaret Bell.
1911 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Chapel Hill - Robert William Bell, aged 25 years, born Settle, son of Joseph and Margaret Bell.
The British Army Service Record for Robert William Bell exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert W. Bell, 13729, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
BELL, Robert William, aged 30, son of Mr. Joseph Bell of Settle, killed in action Oct. 5, 1916.
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Private Robert William BELL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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