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Wilfred Bell

Birthplace Cumbria Carlisle Place of Death Cumbria Carlisle Date of Birth: July 14, 1892 Date of Death: February 11, 1961


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Wilfred Bell
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 14th July 1892, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 11th February 1961, 69 Thomlinson Avenue, Carlisle
Nationality: British
Disability : Discharged from army due to leg shortening following a motor accident
Childhood: N/K
Parents: Joseph and Isabella nee Graham
Parents occupations: plumber
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Gas works stoker
Place of residence at Gretna:N/K
Marital status: Married
Children: 1 daughter
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Mini Biography

Wilfred Bell 1892- 1961

Wilfred Bell was born on 14th July 1892 in Carlisle, Cumberland to Joseph and Isabella nee Graham

1901- living at 75 Trinity Buildings, Carlisle. Father a plumber.

1911- a private in the 3rd Dragoon Guards living at Wellington Lines Aldershot.

4th November 1916 – married Eleanor ‘Nellie’ McFarline Richardson Ainslie

November 1917 – discharged from short service attestation under Paragraph 392 – no longer fit for active service. Address on service records is 57 Trinity Buildings, Carlisle. An old injury to left thigh sustained whilst driving a wagon – met with an accident. Result was broken leg .”Leg shortened a good inch. Wears a boot with rubber pad “
December 1917 onwards – employed at Gretna

1921 – Wilfred, Eleanor and Lizzie are on the record in Carlisle. Wilfred listed as an ex Gretna worker

1930 – Nellie died

1939 – widowed – 19 Lewthwaite Square, Carlisle. Gas works stoker – heavy worker

11th February 1961 -of 69, Thomlinson Avenue, Carlisle. Died aged 69. Effects to Isabella Lizzie Bell his daughter – probate wrongly states Isabella is his widow.

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