Cheviot Wellington Rangi Dillon Bell

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Cheviot Wellington Rangi Dillon Bell

Birthdate:
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Francis Henry Dillon Bell and Caroline Bell
Husband of Dorothy Mary Bell
Brother of Margaret Sara Johnston; Iris Brenda Bell; Francis Dillon Bell; William Henry Dillon Bell, MP; Ernest Dillon Bell and 2 others

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Cheviot Wellington Rangi Dillon Bell

Cheviot Wellington Rangi Dillon Bell (18 August 1892 – 26 September 1960) of the Wairarapa was appointed a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council in 1950 as part of National's suicide squad.

Biography

Bell was born in Wellington on 18 August 1892. His father was Sir Francis Bell, a Reform Party leader and later the first New Zealand-born Prime Minister. His mother was Caroline Bell (née Robinson), and his maternal grandfather was William Robinson. He was educated at Christ's College and the University of Cambridge, from where he graduated with a BA. Bell trained as a lawyer. In World War I he was in the 10th Royal Hussars and the Royal Flying Corps, and in World War II was Commandant of the RNZAF Training School at Woodbourne.

He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council. Most of the new members were appointed on 22 June 1950, but three more members, including Bell, were appointed on 27 July 1950.

He died on 26 September 1960, and his ashes were buried at Karori Cemetery in Wellington.

Source: wikipedia.org

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Cheviot Wellington Rangi Dillon Bell's Timeline

1892
August 18, 1892
1960
September 26, 1960
Age 68
September 29, 1960
Age 68
Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand