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  • 3622 Private George Bodell was a special reservist and was killed in action on 11 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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Nottingham
He was the son of Henry and Susannah Bodell and the brother of Harry, Nellie, Louisa and Beatrice Bodell. They lived at 31 Sneinton Hollows, Nottingham, (C.W.G.C.) and later at 14 Brand Street, Meadow Lane, Nottingham.(Evening Post April 10, 1915)
1911- Errand Lad 1913 - Baker's help
11 Mar 1915
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3622
Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George Bodell on 1 April 1913 and on 6th went to 3rd reserve Battalion for recruit training. He was a special reservist but a couple of times was AWOL and lost pay as a result. He was 17 years and 6 months old. On the outbreak of war he was initially put in 2nd Battalion but then posted to 1st Battalion on 11 December 1914 who were in France. The battalion participated in hard fighting at the Battle of Neuve-Chapelle. "10 a.m,, C, Coy advanced N.E. through the orchard on the left of our line and occupied some broken down houses. Lt Weigall was killed in this advance. Weather fine but dull. Battn. shelled throughout the day by enemy. 4 p.m., D Coy charge enemy's breastwork but suffering heavy loss from machine gun fire is forced to abandon the enterprise. Capt. Stackhouse and 2/Lt Coxon killed, 2/Lt Burton I/c Grenadiers and 2/Lt Waters wounded. Capt Hodgson wounded early morning, Capt Webb at midday. 4.30 p.m., 2/Lt Webster in afternoon and Majot Mortimore at 4.30 p. m.,. Command now devolves on Major Morley. 12 M.n., Draft of 25 men join the Battn." (War Diary) George was one of the over 50% casualties during this battle and he has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. John Morse
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  • 3622 Private George Bodell was a special reservist and was killed in action on 11 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    George Bodell Le Touret Memorial - 3622 Private George Bodell was a special reservist and was killed in action on 11 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse