BOER WAR LONG SERVICE GROUP OF FOUR TO BELL- NORFOLK REGIMENT
Queens South Africa Medal, clasps: CAPE COLONY/PAARDEBERG
JOHANNESBURG.Kings's Sourh Africa Medal,clasps: SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902.
Named to: 5083 PTE.C.BELL.NORFOLK REGT.
British War Medal, named to: 5083 A C SJT C.BELL.NORF R.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal(George V) Named to:
5083 L.SGT.C.BELL. NORF R.
First two very fine with contact wear,mounted on pin for wearing, last two extremely fine,on original full length ribbons.
Charkes Bell was born in Gt Yarmouth in 1879, and worked as a Grocers assistant before attesting for the Norfolk Regiment on 19th December, 1898.
He served in South Africa,Gibralter and India.He re-engaged at Gibraltar,in 1910 and was received a certificate in map reading,and and a tepmporary Schoolmasters certificate,and served as an acting Schoolmaster Sergeant from 29/01/1912-08/09/1914.He served in India from 22/01/1911 to 13/09/1920 when he was discharged, his rank then being C/Q/M/SJT.His address given upon discharge was 206,Palgrave Road, Great Yarmouth.His Wife died at Bangalore 23rd August, 1918.
Long Service Medal awarded 1917, papers show entitlement to Medals and clasps for the Boer War,British War Medal only for WW1.
A very full set of service papers available online.