Captain Henry Bell- Battlefield Cross


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Reference WMO/272322

Address:

Cumbria Museum of Military Life

Carlisle Castle

In the 'Trench' gallery

Carlisle

CA3 8UE

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Battlefield (wooden) cross
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This is on long term loan to the Museum from Aspatria St Kentigern's Church. Marker appears to be a standard British and Commonwealth pattern cross, kept in a glass case in the museum in a partial trench display. Difficult to measure due to the case. It is in generally good condition but shows signs of rot to the base from insertion at the place of burial. The inscription is on original GRU Tags. Henry Bell was born in 1890, a Captain in the 5th Border Regiment, he was 27 years old when he died on 25 Jan 1917. It would appear he Died of Wounds. Buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. Henry was the son of George and Elizabeth I. Bell, of Walmer House, Bothel, Aspatria, Cumberland. Before the war he was training to be a schoolmaster at St Helen's, Lancashire (now Merseyside) where he is also commemorated.
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