Edward Bell was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England, the son of Annabelle (Wortley) Bell. His birth date and father's name are unknown. Jessie Bell Grundy, Edward's sister, immigrated to the United States in 1910 and lived in Schenectady with her son Clarence Bertram Grundy. It's likely Edward arrived about the same time as Jessie and may have stayed with her for a short time. Jessie is listed as the person to contact on all of his military paperwork. 

Edward enlisted in the United States Army. On March 30, 1918, he was deployed overseas aboard the USS President Lincoln. He was a Corporal in Company K of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. On July 22, 1918, during the Aisne-Marne Offensive, Edward was killed in combat. He is buried in the Aisne-Marne Cemetery and Memorial, France.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry