We remember Donald Simpson Bell

We remember Donald Simpson Bell

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Timeline

Timeline

1886
sibling Ellen Bell Source:6154869 1886
1888
sibling Minnie Bell Source:6154869 1888
1889
sibling William Bell Source:6154869 1889
1890
birth Knaresborough, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:6154920 Source:6162195 3rd December 1890
1891
location Parliament Street Harrogate Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:7151104 1891
1905
education municipal secondary school Harrogate United Kingdom Source:6154920 1905 - 1908
1909
education Teaching Westminster College London United Kingdom Source:6154920 1909 - 1911
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:283736 25th November 1915
1916
dates Age 25 Source:6154862 10th July 1916
1916
service British Army Second Lieutenant Yorkshire Regiment Source:283736 10th July 1916
1916
death Killed in Action Contalmaison France Source:7151104 Source:283736 10th July 1916
1916
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:6154887 1916
1916
marriage Rhoda M Bonson Source:7151104 1916
employment Assistant Master Starbeck Council School Harrogate, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:6154887
education St Peter's Harrogate United Kingdom Source:6154920
education Teaching Westminster College London United Kingdom Source:6154887
service British Army Lance Corporal 15722 Yorkshire Regiment 9th Battalion Source:6154862
burial Gordon Dump Cemetery Ovillers - La Boisselle. CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme South East of Contalmaison, Somme France 1V.A.8. Source:7151104 Source:6154887

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Donald Simpson
Initials DS
Last Name Bell
Source 8517229
First Names Donald Simpson
Initials DS
Last Name Bell
Source 283736
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Parliament Street Harrogate Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 1891
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 15722 Yorkshire Regiment 9th Battalion Lance Corporal
British Army Yorkshire Regiment Second Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Annie Bell mother
Smith Bell father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Ellen Bell sister 1886
Minnie Bell sister 1888
William Bell brother 1889
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Rhoda M Bonson wife 1916

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Tamar22626
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Tamar22626
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Imperial1
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Patricia58160

External Evidence

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Casualty details Tamar22626
The Victoria Cross Tamar22626
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Tamar22626
Donald's Victoria Cross citation, the Edinburgh Gazette Imperial1
British Council Football Remembers Resource Imperial1
Football and the First World War Website Iain20993

Multimedia

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Donald Simpson Bell Tamar22626
Donald Simpson Bell Tamar22626
Victoria Cross, other medals & widows penny J37287
Memorial J37287
Grave photo taken in 2015 christine46809
Inscription on the memorial at Bell's Redoubt Charlotte33
Footballer's V.C. sells for £250,000 Mark52796
Centenary Of The Battle Of The Somme. Desmond1478
The Battle of the Somme. Desmond1478

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