Bell, L P B
LAURENCE/LAWRENCE PHILIP BRADLEIGH BELL
Remembered with honour Bertrancourt Military Cemetery: Plot I, Row E, Grave 3.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 17 July 1915, and died at 94th Field Ambulance of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Lawrence’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Lawrence in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 8 July 1916.
Son of Alice (nee SPEAKMAN) BELL of Bushey, Herts, and the late Job Bullock BELL.
His parents married 1893 at Burton-on-Trent Register Office, Staffs. Job died 1896 in the Burton-on-Trent district aged 31; Alice died 6 April 1932 in Bushey aged 62, and was buried 9 April at St James’, Bushey.
Lawrence was born 1896 in Burton-on-Trent, and resided in Bushey.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Burton-on-Trent, with his widowed mother and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, an art student aged 15, he lived in Bushey, with his widowed mother and no siblings.
Unit1st Battalion, Special Brigade
Date of death27/06/1916
Age at death21
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)