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VC04    Edward William Derrington Bell

BORN  January 1824

DIED   10 November 1879  AGE   55

VC Won 20 September 1854  AGE 30

Place VC Won  Battle of the Alma, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Bell, Edward William Derrington   No.            

VC Issue No.   4   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   23rd Regiment

Later   Royal Welch Fusiliers

Now   1st Battalion The Royal Welch

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Landguard Fort, Essex, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Lisbreen House, Fort William Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  St Mary's Churchyard, Church Street, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England


Date Buried/Cremated         

Headstone   Headstone      Plot/Grave no.  south west corner    

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   02 August 1858 by Queen Victoria, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, St Marys Churchyard, Kempsey, Worcestershire

'Bell's Gun' captured Russian field gun at Caernarfon Castle Museum, Wales

P  Bell Court Wrexham

By The Way…

Baptised 19 January 1824

VC Held By

Regimental Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, The Queen's Tower, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales



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During the Battle of Alma he captured a Russian gun, then took command of the regiment, when all other senior officers were either killed or wounded.

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