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Robert was the son of Robert William and Elizabeth Bell who lived at St. Petroe, Tywardreath, Par Station, Cornwall. He attended Armstrong College between 1906 and 1909 and studied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Natural History and Botany. During his studies, Robert lived at Hendersyde, Monkseaton.
Robert joined the Durham Light Infantry, 9th Battalion, and attained the rank of Second Lieutenant. Robert was killed in action in April 1917 aged 28.
188 Dilson Road, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne (place of residence as entered in the 1891 Census)
57 Park Avenue, Whitely Bay (place of residence as entered in the 1901 Census)
Robert is buried at Agny Military Cemetery in Pas De Calais, France.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919, Armstrong College Admissions Registers, Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. Armstrong College Calendars)
UK Census Records (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
WWI Service Records 1914 - 1920 (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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