Private John A. Bell
Private John A. Bell, 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Service No. 41333. Formerly North Irish Horse, Service No. 2245. Born Loughbrickland, County Down. Enlisted Antrim. Residence Newry, County Down. Killed in action, on 18 April 1918, by heavy shelling as the Battalion moved into position near Kemmel Hill and remained under heavy fire during the day. Buried at Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave V.C.23. The gravestone inscription reads:
J. A. BELL
ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS
19TH APRIL 1918
Note: The records show Bell's date of death as 19 April. However it is clear from the Battalion Diary that 18 April is the correct date.
Image kindly provided by Mick McCann, through his British War Graves website www.britishwargraves.co.uk.