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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 2 Jun 2018 

    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 
    Family ID F1275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    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] Victoria Cross Research (Aman), Doug Aman.

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