William Orde-Powlett, 5th Baron Bolton
William George Algar Orde-Powlett, 5th Baron Bolton (21 August 1869 – 11 December 1944) was a British peer.

He was educated at Eton College
Eton College
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 and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
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. He served with the Yorkshire Regiment
Yorkshire Regiment
The Yorkshire Regiment is one of the largest infantry regiments of the British Army. The regiment is currently the only line infantry or rifles unit to represent a single geographical county in the new infantry structure, serving as the county regiment of Yorkshire covering the historical areas...

 during the First World War and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant colonel
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. From 1910 to 1818 he was MP
Member of Parliament
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 for Richmond
Richmond (Yorks) (UK Parliament constituency)
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. From 1935 to 1944 he was Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire
Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire
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