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7042912   Sergeant Robert Hugh Bell
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 27/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/07/1905
Died: 01/11/1943 (Unknown)
Age: 38
Summary      
Robert Hugh Bell was the second son of William James and Annie Bell. He was one of at least eight children. The family lived in Belfast. Robert was married to Margaret Bell. Robert Hugh Bell served with 1 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Lt A.A. Regt) of the Royal Artillery in World War Two. He was mentioned in despatches in 1940. Sergeant Robert Hugh Bell died on 1st November 1943. He was 38 years old. He is buried in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Churchyard in Maghera.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Maghera St Patrick RC Churchyard
  Maghera, Co Londonderry, 6
Grave Ref: None
CWGC Casualty 2931603
Summary      
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1939-1945 war here.
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References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Bell family Lists family at house 34 in Cussack Street, Windsor Ward, Antrim
2 1911 census lists Bell family Lists Robert as age 5 living with the family at house 7 in Wellwyne Street, Court Ward, Antrim
3 National Archives UK Recommendation for Award for Bell, Robert Hugh (M.I.D.)
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Robert Hugh Bell's grave can be purchased here
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