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 David Bell

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David Bell

Birth
County Down, Northern Ireland
Death 7 Mar 1920 (aged 74–75)
Gillingham, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England
Burial Gillingham, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England
Memorial ID 11267554 View Source
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Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in County Down, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot, British Army. On May 7, 1867, at the island of Andaman, in the Bay of Bengal India, Private Bell was one of a party of five who risked their lives in manning a boat and proceeding through dangerous surf to rescue some of their comrades who had been sent to the island to find out the fate of the commander and seven of the crew, who were feared murdered by the cannibalistic islanders. For bravery at sea, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and is one of only six awarded for action when no enemy was present. He also later achieved the rank of Sergeant and died at age 75 in Kent, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 30 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11267554
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/11267554/david-bell : accessed ), memorial page for David Bell (1845–7 Mar 1920), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11267554, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .