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VC329   David Bell

BORN   1845

DIED   7 March 1920  AGE   75

VC Won  7 May 1867   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Little Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean

War/Campaign  Andaman Island Expedition

Name   David Bell   No.    330

VC Issue No.   329   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Co. Down, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 2 Unity Cottages, Gardiner Street, Gillingham, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Woodlands Cemetery, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent


Date Buried/Cremated   12 March 1920

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section CH, Grave 782

Gazetted   17 December 1867

VC Presented   16 April 1868 by GOC Pegu, Major-General A Faunce at Rangoon, Burma


P  Headstone, Woodlands Cemetery, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

By The Way…

The Andaman Islands are in the Indian Ocean, in the Bay of Bengal, and belong to India

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



VC 328 VC 330 Little Andaman Island

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