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Donald Simpson Bell

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Second Lieutenant from Harrogate
First pro to join the army
Bell who stormed a machine gun nest
Courage rewarded with the VC

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Twas the Battle of The Somme
Donald took on a mighty enemy
Aged twenty five in 1916
Victoria Cross granted posthumously

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 With Mill Bombs he advanced
Yorkshireman born in 1890
Dead five days later at Contalmaison
Only footballer to receive the VC

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Number 7
(c) Emdad Rahman

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