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Captain Robert de Hougham Mark Bell

Captain Robert de Hougham Mark Bell

Male 1895 - 1916  (20 years)

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  • Name Robert de Hougham Mark Bell 
    Title Captain 
    Born 16 Nov 1895  Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Bef 1 Jan 1916  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 3 Sep 1916  Guillemont, Somme, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 3 Sep 1916  London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Reference 9.A.25
    Person ID I1378  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Mordaunt, Royes
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2016 

    Father Mark Sever Bell, VC CB ADC
              b. 15 May 1843, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Jun 1906, Easthampstead, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Nora Margaret Boger
              b. Est 1869, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Apr 1953  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1890  Knightsbridge, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • St Paul, Wilton Place
    Notes 
    • 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:
      NameR'shipAgeBirth place
      Nora M BellHead32Stonehouse, Devon
      Alfred H M Bell son9Ireland
      L????? R M Belldaughter8Ireland
      Robert de H Bellson5Devonport, Devon
      Laura J de H Belldaughter2Devonport, Devon
      There were also 5 servants.
      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 ID F1275  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1895 - Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary 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 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 1916 - Guillemont, Somme, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 3 Sep 1916 - London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S247] Doug Aman, Victoria Cross Research.

    2. [S336] Commonwealth War Graves Commission  London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval 9.A.25.

    3. [S135] England and Wales FreeBMD 1837-1915.