Pell, Albert Julian

He was the son of the Reverend Beauchamp Henry Beauchamp St John Pell (Com. 1838) and Julia Caroline Maria Pell, the daughter of Edward Tyndall, RN. He was born at Ickenham Rectory, Uxbridge. His younger brother, Lieutenant Colonel Beauchamp Tyndall Pell D.S.O. was killed in action of Gheluvelt on 14th November 1914. He came to Winchester from Twyford School and was a School Prefect in his last year. He went up to Merton College, Oxford, taking his degree in 1887 with Honours in Jurisprudence, and in 1890 was called to the bar by Lincoln’s Inn.

He held for some years the rank of Captain and Hon. Major in the 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, being employed for a time as a musketry instructor. He lived at his uncle’s house, The Manor, Wilburton, Cambridge, where an involvement in local affairs took much of his time. He was on the Isle of Ely Council, was a Justice of the Peace and from February 1893 a Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire.

Shortly before the outbreak of war, he was appointed instructor in musketry to a detachment of the New Army, and was attached to the General Staff of the Western Command. He died suddenly of a cerebral haemorrhage while going on duty on September 5th, 1916.

Major Pell married in 1897 Catherine Marion Greene; the couple had two daughters.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Pell
  • Forenames or initials: Albert Julian
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1877-1882
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: Suffolk Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 19th November 1863
  • Date of Death: 5th September 1916
  • How Died: Died on active service
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer H1
  • Decoration: NA