Lt Col George Henry Bell

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Reference WMO/266770


The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


GU15 4NR


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel George Henry Bell, 27th Punjabis. Elder son of Dr George Coates Bell, M.D., and Henrietta Bell (nee Cotes). Husband of Eva Mary Bell (nee Hamilton), O.B.E., of South Kensington, London. Baptised on 1 May 1869 in Poona, Bombay, India. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the King's Own Scottish Borderers as a 2nd Lieutenant in August 1888. Promoted to Lieutenant in Dec 1890. Served in the Egyptian Campaign 1888-89 (Battle of Gemaizah); Waziristan 1901-02; and Somaliland 1903-04 (employed as a Field Intelligence Officer and present at the action at Jidballi). Promoted to Captain in the Indian Army in Aug 1899, to Major in Aug 1906 and to Lieutenant Colonel 22 Aug 1914. During WWI served in Egypt 1914, France 1915 and Mesopotamia 1916. Died aged 47 years while attached to the 9/Bhopal Infantry. Buried on 4 Sep 1916 in Srinagar, India. He is also commemorated on the Karachi Memorial, Pakistan.
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George Henry Bell, Lieut Col 27th Punjabis. War services. 1888-89 Egypt. 1901-1902 Waziristan Blockade. 1903-04 Somaliland. 1914 Egypt. 1915 France. 1916 Mesopotamia. "A trusty and well beloved gentleman".

George Henry Bell

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