We remember Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell

We remember Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell

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Timeline

Timeline

1868
birth Washington Hall, County Durham United Kingdom Source:6996043 Source:7738616 14th July 1868
1914
appointments Head of the Missing and Wounded Office in Boulogne Source:8639671 December 1914 - April 1915
1915
appointments Head of the Missing and Wounded Office in London Source:8639671 April 1915 - November 1915
1916
service Indian Army Major Indian Expeditionary Force in Iraq Source:8639671 December 1916
1917
employment Civil Administration -- Iraq literal Public Service Oriental Secretary and Head of the Arab Bureau Baghdad Iraq Source:8639671 January 1917 - January 1920
1917
awards Order of the British Empire (OBE) British Award/Decoration Source:8639677 24th August 1917
1926
death Not War Related Died while still working in Iraq. She was given a military funeral and was buried in the British Cemetery in Baghdad. Baghdad Iraq Source:6996043 Source:8639671 12th July 1926
service Royal Navy Naval Intelligence, Cairo Source:8639671
service Other Empire Force British Red Cross Society Source:8639671

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
Initials GML
Last Name Bell
Source 6996043
Gender
GenderSource
Female
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
Redbarns, Kirk Leatham, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 1881
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSubRankSource
Royal Navy Naval Intelligence, Cairo
Other Empire Force British Red Cross Society
Indian Army Indian Expeditionary Force in Iraq Major
Awards
AwardTypeSource
Order of the British Empire (OBE) British Award/Decoration
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mary Shield mother
Sir Thomas Hugh Bell father

Media

Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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British Red Cross Register of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918 Transcription C2356
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription C2356
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Charlotte33
Medal Index Card

External Evidence

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British Red Cross Service Records Bryan5462
The London Gazette, 24 August 1917 Bryan5462
Wikipedia entry for Gertrude Bell C2356
Photograph of Gertrude with the ruler of Nejd Charlotte33
Photograph of Gertrude in Basra Charlotte33
Interview in IWM Sound Archive with Adam F Collins Charlotte33
Photograph of Gertrude with T E Lawrence Charlotte33
The Letters of Gertrude Bell Kristen1288

Multimedia

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Gertrude and Sir Hugh Bell C2356
Washington Hall C2356

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