Sir Maurice Bell, 3rd Baronet
He joined the British Army after Sandhurst in 1890 and was commissioned as second lieutenant. He was an officer in the 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment. He saw active service in South Africa in 1900 when he volunteered to serve in a company attached to a regular battalion during the Second Boer War. Leaving Southampton for Cape Town in February 1900, he returned later the same year. He went to Flanders in 1915 as commanding officer of the 4th Bn Green Howards during the First World War, and was mentioned in dispatches twice. He was invalided home and awarded the CMG in 1916.
For the remainder he was granted a command in England. He was High Sheriff of Durham in 1921. He succeeded his father as 3rd Baronet in 1931. He resided at Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton. Upon his death he was succeeded as Baronet by his nephew, Sir Hugh Bell, 4th Baronet.
- Obituary, The Times, Monday, Nov 20, 1944; pg. 6; Issue 49995; col E.
- "The War - Embarcation of Troops". The Times (36069). London. 19 February 1900. p. 12.
- "Col.Sir Maurice Hugh Lowthian Bell". Who Was Who, A & C Black: Bloomsbury Publishing plc (online edn ed.). Oxford University Press. December 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Obituary". The Times (49995#col E.). 20 November 1944.
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T. Hugh Bell
(of Rounton Range and Washington Hall)