Edward Inkermen Jordan Bell | Service Record


SurnameBell
First Name(s)Edward Inkerman Jordan
Place of BirthGibraltar
Club(s)Crystal Palace
Portsmouth
Southampton
ServiceBritish Army
RankCaptain
Service Number-
Previous Service Number(s)-
Regiment or CorpsDuke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment
Unit(s)17th (Service) Battalion (1st Football)*
Previous Regiment(s) or Corps-
Unit(s)-
Type of Casualty (If applicable)Killed in Action
Theatre of War (If applicable)Western European Theatre
Date of Death (If applicable)24/03/1918
Place of Death (If applicable)France and Flanders
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)Albert Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)Sp. Mem. 5.
Awards and DecorationsMilitary Cross and Bar
Citation(s)Military Cross: Temp. Capt. Edward Inkerman Bell, Midd'x R.
"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. Finding himself in command of the battalion he repelled a counter-attack with great determination. On another occasion he rescued several men from a blown-in dugout." (The London Gazette, Supplement 29793, 20 October 1916.)

Bar to Military Cross: T./Capt. Edward Inkerman Bell, M.C., Gen. List.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While holding a section of the front line he located and supervised the formation of forward dumps of ammunition and material. He carried out the work in daylight close to the enemy, and often under very heavy shell and machine-gun fire." (The London Gazette, Supplement 30801, 18 July 1918.)
Supplementary Notes*Later attached to 99th Infantry Brigade HQ. Son of Maj. E. I. Bell (Royal Fusiliers), and Minnie Bell; husband of Edith Anne Bell of 7 Duchess Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham.