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410683   Sergeant Richard Bell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 38th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/03/1893
Died: 30/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Richard Bell was the son of William Bell. Richard was born on 4th March 1893 in Dromiskin, County Louth. He had an older brother, James Bell. By the time of the 1911 census, it seems the two brothers had moved to Castlecaulfield to work for their grandfather. The two brothers then emigrated to Canada. Richard enlisted on 21st May 1915 in Lindsay, Ontario. He joined the 59th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry. Sergeant Richard Bell was in killed in action near the town of Ypres in West Flanders, Belgium at the Battle of Passchendaele on 30th October 1917. He was 24 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 10-18-26-28.
CWGC Casualty 922103
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
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1 1901 Census lists Bell family Lists Richard as age 10 living with the family at house 2 in Newrath, Dromiskin, Louth
2 1911 Census lists Bell family Lists Richard and James with grandfather at house 10 in Terrenew, Castlecaulfield, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Sergeant Richard Bell
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Sergeant Richard Bell
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Sergeant Richard Bell's death
6 Richard Bell Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (33 no.)
7 Soldiers of the 38th Service details of Sergeant Richard Bell
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023