Bell, Alex Joseph
Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
No. 1580819, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Killed in an aircraft accident on Sunday 31 December 1944 (aged 20)
Wellingborough (Doddington Road) Cemetery, Northamptonshire, England
(Section N Grave 65)
The death of Flight Sergeant Alex Joseph Bell (No. 1580819) was reported in the 27 January 1945 edition of the County Down Spectator under the headline Ards Airman’s Death.
Alex Joseph Bell was born around 1924 and he was the youngest son of Alexander and Mary Bell of 9 Raceview Terrace, Comber Road, Newtownards. The marriage of Alex Joseph Bell and Mavis Hilda Jarvis (born 15 September 1925, daughter of Mark and Ellen Jarvis) was registered in the second quarter of 1944 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
During the Second World War Flight Sergeant Alex Joseph Bell (No. 1580819) served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and he was 20 years old when he was killed in an aircraft accident on 31 December 1944. He was buried in Wellingborough (Doddington Road) Cemetery, Northamptonshire and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:
THO’ YOU ARE GONE FROM US
IN OUR FONDEST MEMORIES EVER
Mavis Hilda Bell (nee Jarvis) and Charles Keith Underwood were married on 20 March 1948 in Wellingborough Congregational Church.