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3595861   Corporal Patrick Bell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (British Army)
Died: 27/09/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
Patrick William Bell was the aon of James and Helen Bell. He was born about 1908. Patrick was married to Elizabeth Bell. They had a son. They lived in Carlisle. Corporal Patrick William Bell was serving with the 16th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 27th September 1944. He was 36 years old. He had sisters and brothers who lived in Drumullan and Cookstown.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
  Coriano, Rimini, 17
Grave Ref: Grave XVIII-F-5
CWGC Casualty 2049510
Coriano Ridge War Cemetery is 3.5 kilometres west of Riccione, a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast, and is reached by turning west off the main Rimini/Riccione road, the SS 16, about 1 kilometre north-west of Riccione. Coriano Ridge was the last important ridge in the way of the Allied advance in the Adriatic sector in the autumn of 1944. Its capture was the key to Rimini and eventually to the River Po. German parachute and panzer troops, aided by bad weather, resisted all attacks on their positions between 4 and 12 September 1944. On the night of 12 September the Eighth Army reopened its attack on the Ridge, with the 1st British and 5th Canadian Armoured Divisions. This attack was successful in taking the Ridge, but marked the beginning of a week of the heaviest fighting experienced since Cassino in May.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 385
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1 Durham Records Office Photo of Corporal Patrick Bell - not digitised. Ref: D/DLI 2/16/4
2 Photo of Corporal Patrick Bell's grave
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal Patrick Bell's grave can be purchased here
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