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VC340 Mark Sever Bell
BORN 15 May 1843
DIED 26 June 1906 AGE 63
VC Won 4 February 1874 AGE 30
Place VC Won Ordashu, West Africa
War/Campaign First Ashanti Expedition
Name Mark Sever Bell No.
VC Issue No. 340 Awards VC CB
Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers
Now Royal Engineers
Rank VC Won Lieutenant
Rank End Of Career Colonel
Place Of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Place Of Death Windlesham, Surrey, England
Buried/Location Ashes All Soul's Churchyard, All Souls Road, South Ascot, Berkshire
Headstone Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 20 November 1874
VC Presented 26 November 1874 by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
P Headstone, All Soul's Churchyard, All Souls Road, South Ascot, Berkshire
P Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent
P Named on family grave at Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire
Plaque at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sever Bell Troop stationed at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire
By The Way…
Plaque at Rookwood Cemetery shows date of death as 31 October 1936
VC Held By
Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent, England
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