George Reilly Bell was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bell. He was born in Castledawson on 25th September 1889. George worked on the family farm in Castledawson for some years. He went on to become a Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) Constable stationed at Lisburn. George Bell enlisted at Dublin. Private Bell was severely wounded by shrapnel at Hohenzollern Redoubt, but he returned to the front. Private George Reilly Bell was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on 21st January 1918. He was 28 years old.
Roeux is a village about 8 kilometres east of Arras. Brown's Copse Cemetery is about one kilometre north-west of Roeux on the eastern outskirts of the neighbouring village of Fampoux. It is signposted from Fampoux village.