Robert Bell was the son of Eleanor Bell of 30 Rufford Road, Bootle, and the late Robert Bell.
 
Reports on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 13th and 20th October 1916. His photo appeared in the 20th October report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
BOOTLE KINGSMAN'S FATE.
   Intimation has been received of the death at a base hospital in France of Private Robert Bell, K.L.R., second son of Mrs. Eleanor and the late Mr. Robert Bell, of 30, Rufford-road, Bootle. Private Bell was a native of Bootle, but received his early education at Christ Church School, Waterloo, the family having removed to that town in his childhood. In early days he had some association with association with Christ Church, Waterloo, and St.Faith's choirs. Subsequently the family again came to reside in Bootle. after his schooldays Robert was employed in Liverpool, and had many friends both in the city and at Bootle.
   Joining the colours shortly after the outbreak of war, he had had about ten months' service in France. He was wounded in the shoulders, thigh, and leg, and badly gassed on September 28th. Everything possible was done for him, but he succumbed on the 5th inst. He was only 22 years of age.

Bootle Times 13th October 1916

 
A death notice appeared in the Evening Express
 
Newspaper (date) Evening Express (09-Oct-16)
Rank, Forename(s), Surname Private R Bell
Regiment, Regimental No, medals Kings Liverpool Regiment
Cause and date of death, age Died of Wounds 05-Oct-16 aged 22 years
Information contained in notice Son of Nellie and the late Robert Bell address 30 Rufford Road Bootle