1895 - 1916 (20 years)
Set As Default Person
||Robert de Hougham Mark Bell |
||16 Nov 1895
||Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon, England 
||Bef 1 Jan 1916
||3 Sep 1916
||Guillemont, Somme, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France
||Aft 3 Sep 1916
||London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France 
||Roy~Royes | Hougham, Mordaunt, Royes
||10 Sep 2016 |
||Mark Sever Bell, VC CB ADC|
b. 15 May 1843, Sydney, NSW, Australia
d. 26 Jun 1906, Easthampstead, Berkshire, England (Age 63 years)
||Nora Margaret Boger|
b. Est 1869, Plymouth, Devon, England
d. 14 Apr 1953 (Age ~ 84 years)
||16 Apr 1890
||Knightsbridge, London, England 
- Nora Margaret Bell occurs in some records as Margaret Nora Bell. She was known as Margaret.
In the 1891 census there is some confusing data when compared with other information we have:
There were also 5 servants.
|Nora M Bell||Head||32||Stonehouse, Devon|
|Alfred H M Bell ||son||9||Ireland|
|L????? R M Bell||daughter||8||Ireland|
|Robert de H Bell||son||5||Devonport, Devon|
|Laura J de H Bell||daughter||2||Devonport, Devon|
Alfred should be Anthony, Laura should be Ianthe. This is not a transcription error so who completed the census information? We have no other information about the daughter (LRM) whose name is unreadable - did she not live to adulthood?
||Family Group | Family Chart
|Born - 16 Nov 1895 - Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon, England
|Military Service - WW1: †KIA. Lieutenant 10th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps, *mentioned in despatches 1 Jan 1916. KIA 3 Sep 1916 - aged 20
Captain Bell was killed in action in 1916 at Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme ( see http://www.ww1battlefields.co.uk/somme/guillemont.html ). The font in All Souls' Church, South Ascot, was carved and presented as a memorial to him, together with six further stained glass windows of six soldier saints representing the allied nations of the Great War. The memorial reads "To the glory of God the windows and this font are placed here in loving memory of Robert de Hougham Mark Bell aged 20. Capt. A Batt K.R.R.C. He fell at Guillemont Sept. 30th. 1916"
--- Rev Sebastian Jones (rector of All Souls' Church)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his parents as Col. Mark Bell, V.C., C.B., A.D.C., R.E. and Margaret Bell, of Earlywood Lodge, Ascot, Berkshire.
The church memorial records his rank as Captain and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records it as Lieutenant. The latter may represent his substantive rank and the former a provisional rank - Bef 1 Jan 1916 - France
|Died - 3 Sep 1916 - Guillemont, Somme, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France
|Buried - Aft 3 Sep 1916 - London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France
|| : Address
: Not Set
- [S247] Doug Aman, Victoria Cross Research.
- [S336] Commonwealth War Graves Commission London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval 9.A.25.
- [S135] England and Wales FreeBMD 1837-1915.