Samuel Bell

Rank:Private - Manchester RgtNumber:8779
How Died:Blast or collapsing building
Incident Date:01/04/1916
Incident Address.Baptist Chapel, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes
Died Address:Baptist Chapel, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes
Cemetery or Memorial:Cleethorpes Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1887 in the Oldham
R.D. - ref: 8d/720, the son of Joseph & Hannah
Bell (nee Hadfield).

From Oldham Chronicle April 8th 1916, Page 7:
Private Samuel Bell, 4, Royley Clough, Royton, who
enlisted soon after outbreak of war, and prior to
that worked as a card and blowing room hand at the
Vine Mill, Royton.

From The National Archives WO 363:
	Attested on 5 October 1914 aged 27 yrs 6 mths
Had served 4 years in the 6th Manchester
Regiment., discharged when time expired.
Next of kin: Mrs S J Bell

From GRO indexes:
Married:	 Sarah Jane Lane in 1910
Children: 	Ivy (born 24th April 1911) 
Robert (born 30th December 1912) 
William (born 30th May1914)

From CWGC:
	Son of Joseph and Hannah Bell of Bridge Street,
	Husband of Sarah Jane Bell of 45 Park Avenue,
Broadway, Chadderton, Oldham.

I am most grateful to Dorothy Bintley for much of
the above information.

At 01.30 hrs during the night of the 31st
March/1st April 1916, a bomb was dropped from
Zeppelin LZ61 onto the Baptist Chapel killing 32
soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Manchester
Regiment who were billeted there.

On Tuesday, 4th April 1916, 24 men were buried in
the one grave under a Special Memorial erected by
subscription, one (Bodsworth) in another unmarked
grave in this cemetery is also named on the
memorial in Cleethorpes Cemetery, whilst 6 of the
deceased were taken to their home towns by their
relatives.   The Military Funeral was very
impressive. The Massed Bands of the 3rd Bn
Manchester Regiment, 4th Bn Manchester Regiment
and the 3rd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment took part.  
The 24 coffins were carried on eight motor
lorries, draped with the Union Flag and covered
with wreaths.

CWGC - Son of Joseph and Hannah Bell, of Street
Bridge, Chadderton; husband of Sarah Jane Bell, of
45, Park Avenue, Broad Way, Chadderton, Oldham.

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