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Ernest WELLS

Regimental number6845
Place of birthLeeds, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
AddressVictoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 6.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Wells, 19 St Columbus Street, Leeds, England
Previous military serviceLeeds Rifles 3 yrs Voluntary
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Discharge date18 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 31 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 25 September 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 18 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 May 1931
Place of burialBotany Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, WELLS Ernest

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