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BellWilliam317Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
BellWilliam669Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.Railway Pioneer Regiment
BellWilliam589PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseVictoria, 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Ho
BellWilliam29650PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
BellWilliam29125PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls25th Company, 7th Btn, IY
BellWilliam Daniel33039Source: Attestation paper in WO126Brabant's Horse
BellWilliam Ernest OsborneSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 9th Contingent
BellWilliam Errington9996PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls55th Company, 5th Btn, IY
BellWilliam Francis540PrivateQSA (3)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Defence of Kimberley
Kimberley Volunteer Regiment
BellWilliam Francis40TrooperServed in 1st KFS. Joined Kimberley 14 Jan 01 transferred 29 Apr 01 2KFS
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
BellWilliam Francis40TrooperServed in 2nd KFS. Joined Kimberley 30 Apr 01 transferred from 1KFS 30 Apr 01 Discharged 28 Aug 01 time expired
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
BellWilliam Francis538 and 4238TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Western Light Horse
BellWilliam Henry25903Trooper1st Battalion
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Scottish Horse
BellWilliam Henry25903CorporalServed 08 Jan 01 to 13 Jul 01. Discharged, Completion of Service, P'burg, Second Number 227
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Scottish Horse
BellWilliam Henry SomersetWas born near Fort Beaufort, Eastern Province, Aug 1, 1856. He is second son of Colonel Charles Bell, and grandson of Geo. Jarvis, solicitor, of Grahamstown. He was educated at Douglas, Isle of Man, and at St Andrew's College, Grahamstown. At the early age of fourteen he, in conjunction with an elder brother, aged 16, printed and published a small weekly newspaper called the Kariega News, which ran for a year, much of the plant being made by these two boys. In 1877 Mr W H S Bell served with the Albany Mounted Volunteers in the Galeka Campaign. He was admitted as an Attorney of the Supreme Court, Cape Colony, in 1879, and a Notary of the same Court in 1878. In 1884 he founded and became editor of the Cape Law Journal, of which he continued editor until 1896, when he went to England on account of ill-health; he resumed the editorship in the beginning of 1900, and still continues to occupy that position. He was a member of the Reform Committee in Dec, 1895; was arrested for high treason against the SAR on Jan 9, 1896, and lodged in the Pretoria gaol with some 63 other Reformers; was tried in April, 1896, and with 59 others was convicted of the minor offence of Laesae majestatis, and sentenced to two years' imprisonment, £2,000 fine, and three years' banishment. After serving about one month's imprisonment his sentence was commuted to a fine of £2,000. Towards the end of 1896 he gave up business in Johannesburg, and went to England for rest and change. In 1898 he became Chairman of the Estate Finance and Mines Corporation, Ltd, in London, which position he resigned at the end of 1899, and went back to SA, and devoted himself to improving the Cape Law Journal, and also compiled his Digest of the Cape Law Journal, a work of about 600 pages, published 1901. In that year he altered the name of the Cape Law Journal to the South African Law Journal, and in June of the same year he resumed in Johannesburg his practice as a solicitor. He joined the Rand Rifles, and was a captain in the force at the time it was disbanded. In 1902 he, in conjunction with Mr Manfred Nathan, LLD, compiled and published the Legal Handbook of British South Africa (about 750 pp.). He was one of the representatives of the ORC in the Inter-Colonial conference on the Companies' Law. He was a member of the firm of Ayliff, Bell & Hutton, and later of Bell & Hutton, in Grahamstown; of Caldicott & Bell, in Kimberley; of Bell & Mullins, in Johannesburg; and since 1901 he has been a member of the firm of Bell & Tancred, of Johannesburg. He has been a member of the Council of the Incorporated Law Society of the Transvaal for many years; he is also a member of the Council of the Incorporated Law Society of the Cape: Colony. He is a director of several companies, and Chairman of the African Book Company, Ltd He married Aug 3, 1880, Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of Geo. Wood, jnr, of Grahamstown.Unknown
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