Patrick William Bell was the aon of James and Helen Bell. He was born about 1908. Patrick was married to Elizabeth Bell. They had a son. They lived in Carlisle. Corporal Patrick William Bell was serving with the 16th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 27th September 1944. He was 36 years old. He had sisters and brothers who lived in Drumullan and Cookstown.
Coriano Ridge War Cemetery is 3.5 kilometres west of Riccione, a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast, and is reached by turning west off the main Rimini/Riccione road, the SS 16, about 1 kilometre north-west of Riccione. Coriano Ridge was the last important ridge in the way of the Allied advance in the Adriatic sector in the autumn of 1944. Its capture was the key to Rimini and eventually to the River Po. German parachute and panzer troops, aided by bad weather, resisted all attacks on their positions between 4 and 12 September 1944. On the night of 12 September the Eighth Army reopened its attack on the Ridge, with the 1st British and 5th Canadian Armoured Divisions. This attack was successful in taking the Ridge, but marked the beginning of a week of the heaviest fighting experienced since Cassino in May.