World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland, he served as a Captain in the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, British Army. At Thiepval, France, on July 1, 1916, Captain Bell was in command of an advancing mortar team during the infantry attack, when the front line was hung up by enfilading machine-gun fire. Captain Bell crept forward, shot the machine-gunner and on three other occasions, he crept forward alone and threw trench-mortar bombs among the enemy. When no more bombs were available, he stood on the parapet under intense fire and used a rifle with great effect on the enemy in a advancing counter attack. He was later killed rallying and reorganizing infantry parties which had lost their officers. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on September 26, 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Inscription: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Burial: Thiepval Memorial Thiepval Departement de la Somme Picardie, France Plot: Pier and Face 4 D and 5 B.
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