Bell War Victim
Word has reached the Norfolk
relatives of Capt.
C. Austin Bell, m.c.,
of the Canadian Engineers,
of the serious results to him of his latest wounds.
Capt. Bell is a native of
Woodhouse, having been born at the DeCou homestead in that
township. His mother will be remembered by many Reformer readers
Miss Lou DeCou, a very popular vocal soloist, before her marriage
to Mr. Charles M. Bell, at one time of Buffalo, now of 19 Farnham
Capt. Bell had been continuously
in the trenches with the Canadian forces since the outbreak of the
He went overseas as a sergeant in the Toronto company of engineers
and was wounded at Ypres, in Apr 1915.
He was again wounded in May 1916. He received his commission in
March 1916, his decoration of the Military Cross in January 1917,
and promotion to a captaincy in July 1917.
He has now been wounded for a
third time, and his injuries must be of a very severe character.
One eye has been lost and both legs amputated, is the latest
Prior to his enlistment he was
mines and maintenance engineer of the Canadian Copper Co. at
Coppercliff, Ont. He is a graduate of Toronto University, 26 years
His mother died after he had been
wounded in 1915.