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James Gordon WELLS

Regimental number4548
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolVermont State School Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, James Dudley Wells, Childers via Thorpdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot X, Row O, Grave 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Dudley and Annie WELLS.
Family/military connectionsBrother: G.A. Wells (Captain M.C.) of A. . . and Royal Air Force.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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