Bell, Sydney Parker


He was the son of Lieutenant Colonel Sydney William Bell of Lister House, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire and Sarah Bell, daughter of William Parker of Ware Park, Hertfordshire. Before coming to Winchester he was at Mr. H. Reynolds’ school near his home. He was a House Prefect, played in O.T.H. XV in his last two years and passing into Woolwich in 1903, obtained his commission in the 138th Battery, R.F.A.

At the outbreak of war he was with the 20th Battery in India and in September 1914 arrived in France with the Meerut Division. He was wounded near Aubers in May 1915, and on his recovery was given the command of D Battery of the 106th Brigade, R.F.A., which he took to France in the following August.

He was killed on September 26th of the same year while reconnoitering for a battery position near Vermelles, in the Loos area.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Bell
  • Forenames or initials: Sydney Parker
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1899-1903
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 7th September 1885
  • Date of Death: 26th September 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on Panel 3 of the LOOS MEMORIAL