Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle.

Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle.

There are 1,676 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery.
1,053 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 34 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

Amongst the burials here is Second Lt. Donald Bell, VC, 9th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards).
When the war broke out, he became the first professional footballer to enlist into the British Army – joining the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1915.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 5 July 1916 at Horseshoe Trench, on the Somme.
He was killed in action on 10 July 1916.


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Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle.

Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle.
There are 1,676 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery.
1,053 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 34 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

Amongst the burials here is Second Lt. Donald Bell, VC, 9th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards).
When the war broke out, he became the first professional footballer to enlist into the British Army – joining the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1915.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 5 July 1916 at Horseshoe Trench, on the Somme.
He was killed in action on 10 July 1916.


Click here to view Second Lt. Donald Bell's, place of burial.
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