Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain James Clifford Aveling Bell

Photo of James Clifford Aveling Bell
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1908 - 1911.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery.
Died: 30 May 1918 aged 24 in France. Killed in Air Raid in hospital at Doullens.
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial P 70

Born July 6th 1894. Son of Sir James Bell, Hill Place, Farnham Royal, Bucks.
Middle IV—Middle Shell.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914.
Address: Hill Place, Farnham Royal, Bucks.

'Never a boy of very robust health, J. C. A. Bell was always a "trier." His determination of character was shown by his persistent and finally successful efforts to get passed for service, and he did right well as a soldier. At school he was prevented by physical causes from distinguishing himself, but he had a good deal of quiet influence, and left a blameless record behind him.' (Malvernian, Jun 1918).

Embarked: 10th Sept 1915.
To England: 24th July 1916. Myalgia from kick by horse on July 17th 1916. He was exercising his horse which fell when jumping a wall, rolled over, & kicked him in the back of right hip.

Embarked: 24th May 1917.
Wounded: 7th Aug 1917 and 18th May 1918.
Next of kin: Sir James Bell (Father), 4 Queens Gardens, Osborne Road, Windsor.

Service record:WO 374/6145