Sunday, 19 January 2014

Gallaher Ltd. - The Great War ~ Victoria Cross Heroes ~ 7th series - Temp 2nd Lieut. Donald Simpson Bell, V.C.

The Great War - Victoria Cross Heroes - 7th series
Gallaher Ltd.
25 cards (1 football)

Here's another footballer to have won the Victoria Cross, Temp. 2nd Lieut. Donald Simpson Bell.

The Great War - Victoria Cross Heroes - 7th series

162.  Temp 2nd Lt. Donald Simpson Bell (late York. Regt.)

This is what Wikipedia has to say about Donald Simpson Bell :

Donald Simpson Bell V.C. (3 December 1890 – 10 July 1916) was an English school teacher and professional footballer. During the First World War he was awarded the Victoria Cross for actions in the Somme.
Bell was born on 3 December 1890 to Smith and Annie Bell, who resided in Queen's Rd, Harrogate. He attended Harrogate Grammar School before going to Westminster College. A noted sportsman at college while studying he played as an amateur with Crystal Palace and later for Newcastle United. He returned to Harrogate and became a schoolteacher at Starbeck School and a member of the National Union of Teachers, and to supplement his salary in 1912 he signed professional forms with Bradford (Park Avenue).

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