Biography of Private Louis Harold Pell (17029)
11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment
Died 1st July 1916


  • Name: Louis Harold Pell
  • Date of birth: 1890
  • Place of Birth: Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1890
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: David Pell
  • DOB: 1854
  • Place of Birth: Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Cowman on a farm


  • Name: Elizabeth Ann Hotson
  • DOB: 1859
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 9th January 1877 Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Ernest Emmanuel Hotson, 1874, Scuttlethorpe (half brother)
  • Fred Pell, 1877, Witham on the Hill
  • Charles Robert Pell, 1879, Witham on the Hill
  • Lucy Ellen Pell, 1883, Witham on the Hill
  • Walter Pell, 1884, Witham on the Hill
  • George Thomas Pell, 1886, Witham on the Hill
  • Percy Cyril Pell, 1888, Witham on the Hill
  • Louis Harold Pell, 1890, Witham on the Hill
  • Elizabeth Olive Pell, 1892, Witham on the Hill
  • Eva Merrilion Pell, 1894, Witham on the Hill
  • Hilda Emma Pell, 1901, Witham on the Hill


  • 1891: Louis is living with his parents in Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Louis is living with his parents in Witham on the Hil, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Louis can not be found at the moment
Relatives in services
  • None found


  • No marriage for Louis has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • The Times Monday 11th September 1916
    Pell, 17029 H.

Military Records

Attestation Papers
  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Harold Pell, 17029, 11th Bn Suffolk Regiment was killed in action on 1st July 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father David


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal



  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Harold Pell, 17029, 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on 1 July 1916 Age 24
  • Son of David and Elizabeth Ann Pell, of Witham on the Hill, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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