2nd Lt Charles Robert Bell, Bedfordshire Regt

1897 Aug 29 Born London

1901 census living at 33, St Georges Road, Kensington

1911 census at 1 Gladstone House, Regency St, Westminster

1912 Jan He was a cleck at the National Unionist Association in Westminster

1915 May Left National Unionist Association

Enlisted in 12 London Regt. (Royal Fusiliers). 12th (Service) Battalion Formed at Hounslow in September 1914 as part of K3 and attached to 73rd Brigade, 24th Division. Landed in France 1 September 1915. 17 October 1915 : transferred to 17th Brigade in same Division. 13 February 1918 : disbanded in France, with personnel dispersed to 1st, 10th and 11th Battalions.

1915 Sep 5. Landed in France

1918 May 1. Commissioned . Bedf. R.—Charles Robert Bell. The undermentioned, from Officers Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts.: —His address is given as 2 Gladstone House, Regency St, Westminster in RAF record

1918 Aug 22. RAF posted to 1 School of Aviation and then seems to spend all his RAF time between "1 School of Aviation" and "Arm School Ealing"

1919 Apr 5. Post to 3 Bedford Regt at Roland Gdns, Kensington

1920 Jul 27 Joined ADRIC with service number 12. Served with J Coy

1921 May 3 to 23 May on leave

1921 Aug 12. Re-engaged with ADRIC

1922 Jan 24. discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1927 Apr 9. Arrives in UK on SS. Montcalm

1929 Mar 14 Arrives in UK on SS Dagomba from . Age 29. A police officer living in The Gambia. Travels 1st class. UK address is 61 Marjorie Grove, Clapham Common, London

1934 Oct 11. He is given as Assistant Superintendent of Police, Nigeria in a document

1935 Feb 4. Arrives from Lagos, Nigeria on SS Appam. A 37 year old police officer. His UK address is 69 Elton Av, North Greenford (Harrow)

1939 Feb 13. Arrives in UK on SS Accra from Lagos . His UK address is 69 Elton Av, North Greenford (Harrow). He is a 41 year old police officer living in Nigeria

1943 Nov 15. Charles Robert Bell, age 46, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Nigeria leaves UK for Sierra Leone on SS Sarpedon. His UK address is 15 Bedford Rd, Horsham

1947 Nov 8. Arrives UK on SS Jonathan Holt from Warri, Nigeria. His UK address is 15Bedford Rd, Horsham, and he is a police officer. Aged 50. Travels 1st class. This seems to be his exit from Nigeria

1975 Jan/Mar Dies in Crawley, Sussex. Exact dob