Edward William Derrington Bell (18/05/1824 – 10/11/1879) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War in 1854.
The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 21971, Page: 659, reads:
“23rd Regiment, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Edward W. D. Bell
On 20 September 1854 in the Crimea, at the Battle of Alma, Captain Bell was the first to seize upon and capture one of the enemy’s guns which was limbered up and being carried off. He moreover took over the command of his regiment, which he brought out of action, all his senior officers having been killed or wounded.“
He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard. Kempsey.
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