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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1911–1914 18th Wellington Suburbs and Country Reform

William Henry Dillon Bell (1884 – 31 July 1917) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand. He won the Wellington Suburbs and Country seat in the 1911 general election, and held it to 1914,[1] when he retired and volunteered for service in World War I. He served in the Samoa Expeditionary Force, and was killed in action in Belgium on 31 July 1917 as a Captain with a King's regiment, the 1st King Edward's Horse.[2]

He was a son of Sir Francis Bell, a Reform Party leader and later the first New Zealand-born Prime Minister.

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  1. Scholefield, Guy Hardy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1949. Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 95. 
  2. "Cenotaph Search Results". Auckland Museum. http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/general/Cenotaph/38322.detail?Ordinal=16&c_surname_search=bell&c_firstname_search=william. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 

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