Private Joseph Bell

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Army Number: 12753

Battalion: 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Gainsborough and lived at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Husband of Emma Eliza Bell, of 2, Halls Court, Spa Lane, Chesterfield. He was a colliery labourer prior to enlisting at Chesterfield. He was killed in action, 14th February 1916, aged 29, during heavy German shellfire and the explosion of a German mine, prior to the German attack of the front line trenches, near the canal to the south-east of Ypres, Belgium.

Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.