Bell, George Leonard

BORN HULL 1891. ELDEST SON OF GEORGE BELL (1865-1933) & MARY ELIZABETH BELL (1865-1938), OF 2 FERN AVENUE, WATERLOO STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS).

A STONEMASON’S APPRENTICE. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 2ND EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT ARRIVED IN FRANCE, ON 18/02/1915. KILLED BY SHELL FIRE IN THE SUPPORT TRENCHES, AT YPRES, ON 25/04/1915, AGED 24.

HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. UNMARRIED. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER, GEORGE.
HE LEFT YOUNGER BROTHERS, HORACE AND HENRY AND SISTER BEATRICE. HENRY SERVED AS A PRIVATE, IN THE 8TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, AND WAS KILLED ON 31/03/1918 AT ARRAS, AGED 20.
HIS NAME WAS LISTED ON THE KINGS HALL CHURCH ROLL OF HONOUR, SYMONS STREET, HULL. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE HULL & DISTRICT DRUID’S ORDER – ONE OF 1,096 MEN SERVING IN THE WAR. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON THE 9TH AUGUST 1915.


First name:
GEORGE LEONARD
Military Number:
11429
Rank:
Private
Date Died
25/04/1915
Place died:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Age:
24
2 FERN AVENUE, WATERLOO STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK