Donald Simpson Bell VC | Grave

SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD SIMPSON BELL VC Name: Donald Simpson Bell Regiment & Unit/Ship: Yorkshire Regiment 9th Bn. Date of Death: 10 July 1916 Age at Death: 25 years old Buried or commemorated at: GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE IV. A. 8. France Awards: Victoria Cross Additional Info: Son of Smith and Annie Bell, of Western […]

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Harold Arthur Redhead | Grave

LIEUTENANT HAROLD ARTHUR REDHEAD Name: Harold Arthur Redhead Regiment & Unit/Ship: Northamptonshire Regiment 3rd Bn. attd. 6th Bn. Date of Death: 7 August 1918 Age at Death: 27 years old Buried or commemorated at: DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC III. A. 16. France Awards: – Additional Info: Son of Arthur James and Annie Redhead, of […]

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The Grave of Donald Bell VC, Gordon Dump Cemetery

THE GRAVE OF DONALD SIMPSON BELL VC Donald Simpson Bell was a former professional footballer who won the British Army’s highest decoration awarded for valour, the Victoria Cross, on 5 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Bell is believed to have been the first English professional player to enlist during the First World War, later earning […]

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