Andrew Bell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 827797
  • Rank: Greaser
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  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Stephen Furness
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine Reserve
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 13.12.1917
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  • Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 25

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 24 Herons Lane, Lochee
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  • Mother:
  • Father:

    David Bell

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  • Children:

    Margaret McIntosh Bell, 24 Herons Lane, Lochee

More about Andrew Bell

Andrew has no known grave but is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M.S. Stephen Furness which was requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a Squadron Supply Ship (1915) and later as an Armed Boarding Steamer. She sank at 16:15 on 13 December, 1917 of the West Coast of the Isle of Man. The ship was enroute from Lerwick to Liverpool for repairs when she was struck by a torpedo from German Submarine UB-64.

Gary Thomson

Andrew Bell was the son of Mr David Bell and father of Miss Margaret McIntosh Bell of 24 Heron’s Lane, Lochee, Dundee. He was in the Mercantile Marine Reserve, made up of Merchant seamen and engineers who served in vessels under direct Royal Navy control and subject to the Naval Regulations. HMS Stephen Furness was an Armed Boarding Vessel which was torpedoed and sunk by UB-64 in the Irish Sea. Over 90 men were killed in the sinking. Andrew Bell is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial on Plymouth Hoe in Devon.

Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

Information supplied by Gary Thomson.

Further information provided by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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