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George William WELLS

Regimental number1770
Date of birth1893
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressDurham Lead, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.25"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss S Wells, Durham Lead, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Discharge date27 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915 (gun shot wound, hand and scalp). Evacuated to Mudros on Hospital Ship A12, 28 August 1915; to England, 30 August 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, Fulham, 16 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Suevic' from Portland, England, 11 March 1916 (gun shot wound, head); discharged (medically unfit), 27 August 1916.

Total war service: 1 year 99 days

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 January 1960
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, WELLS George William

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